Puyi still receiving pledges of loyalty from former officials during Spring Festival

From the archives (Beijing Daily, Jan. 30, 1925)

00000028-1According to a source from Dongjiaominxiang, Puyi is now living in the Japanese legation, but the Imperial family members and former Qing officials still feel obligated to wish him a happy Chinese New Year. So on that day about 200 people went to the Japanese legation. In the beginning Puyi was reluctant, but after discussion he allowed them to come in group by group. They still followed the old protocol: kneel down and kowtow.