ENGELS TO AUGUST BEBEL
IN PLAUEN NEAR DRESDEN
London, 18 March 1886
If China is opened up, not only will overproduction risk losing its
last safety-valve, but emigration from China will assume such massive
proportions that this alone will suffice to revolutionise conditions
of production throughout America, Australia and India, even to the
extent of affecting Europe — if it lasts itself till then.