In the second half of 1900 an anti-foreign and anti-dynastic rebellion, breaking out in Shantung, spread Chinese Crisis of 1900.
In the meantime Shooiski instigated an anti-foreign reaction.
In his view, education is rapidly conquering the form of ignorance in which anti-foreign movements have their root.
Their idea was to return to Hongkong and remain there until the anti-foreign feeling had grown less strong.
This movement was not only anti-French and anti-foreign, but also distinctly anti-Christian.
Even Chosiu was not at first so fierce an anti-foreign clan as it became later on.
He knew in disjointed fashion how that same summer an anti-foreign revolt had broken out in Shantung and spread to Pechili.
It is, however, a remarkable fact that he was in his youth one of the most ardent participators of the anti-foreign party.
It need not be thought strange that there is an anti-foreign sentiment in China.
There were many young men in Chosiu who were ardent in the anti-foreign propaganda, and young Ito was one of them.