People Born in Sinuiju
Sinuiju in People's Lives
Jack London: I was given permission to travel with the Japanese Imperial Army as a journalist, to observe the Battle of the Yalu outside this city, in 1904. However, my movements were heavily restricted, and my every step seemed to monitored and controlled. Frustrated, I wrote to the owner of the San Francisco Examiner, William Randolph Hearst, and requested that I be transferred to report on the side of the Imperial Russian Army, where I felt that I would be allowed more freedom. However, before anything could be decided, I got into a fight with some of my Japanese assistants, who I caught stealing my horse's food. I was charged with assault and arrested for the third time in four months. Theodore Roosevelt himself intervened to have me released, and I returned to the United States.