At that time, it was a time when Sino-Russian relations were tense (the Ili issue in Xinjiang). In order to avoid the enemy from both sides, the Prime Minister Yamen wanted to join forces with Japan to fight against Russia, and agreed to Japan's two-point Ryukyu and trade agreement. Who knows that there are twists and turns when signing the contract. China has plans to occupy the South Island first, and may wish to restore the Ryukyu to the South Island in the future. However, the Ryukyu people believed that the products of the South Island were barren and could not stand on their own.
Li Hongzhang hoped to establish whatsapp database Xiang Dehong as king, and said to Dehong that "the two islands of Yaeyama and Miyako are so poor that they cannot support themselves. Li Hongzhang sympathized with the Ryukyu people, so he proposed to the Prime Minister's Yamen that only if Japan explicitly promised the Ryukyu people to return to the South Island can the contract be signed. Unfortunately, the Prime Minister's Yamen has been finalized, and it is inconvenient to change it. The ministers debated the draft. The Beiyang Minister Li Hongzhang and the Nanyang Minister Liu Kunyi basically agreed, but other ministers opposed it one after another, especially the letters from the Hanlin Academy editor Chen Baochen and the Hanlin
Academy's lecturer Zhang Zhidong. At this time, the Sino-Russian conflict has also eased. Li Hongzhang then compromised and proposed to "drag" not to sign the contract. Ryukyu Lin Shigong wrote a memorial to the Qing court on November 20, 1880, and then left a death poem. He committed suicide by swinging his sword in front of the Prime Minister's Office in Beijing, shocking the capital. On the same day, at the ninth meeting between China and Japan, Japan blamed China for not signing the contract within 10 days as promised, with "malicious intentions", and the two sides broke up unhappily. In this way, the signing of the contract was dragged by China. In February 1881, Shido Ji returned to the country angrily on the grounds that the Qing had destroyed the contract.