Shih Yen-shiang
Title Prime Minister
Nickname(s) Mr. George
Gender Male
Date of birth 2127
Age 52
Occupation Politician
Faction Deomocratic Party
Nationality Chinese

George, also known as Mr. George, was a Chinese politician who led the Republic of China from 2160 to 2162. He gained infamy for launching the Pan-Asiatic War and transforming the country into a monarchy. After the fall of the Kingdom, he joined the Chinese Resistance Forces and once monarchy was restored, he became China's Prime Minister. He was arrested in 2179, after the final collapse of the monarchy.

Early LifeEdit

George was born in Beijing in 2127. He was initially affiliated with the Communist Party of Xinjiang but was subsequently jailed. In 2159, Christos abruptly called free elections. George led the Democratic Party, which adopted a liberal rhetoric, to victory. He was elected President and the Democrats entered into a coalition with the National Party, although the Nationalists soon broke over the Democrats' economic agenda.

President of ChinaEdit

Following an attack on state offices, anti-terror legislation passed with support from all three parties. Attempting to reset the country's international reputation, George renamed the country the Republic of China in 2160. Rome expressed optimism in the new régime; possibly seeking to curry further favour, the government began paying a tithe to the See. This was followed by the replacement of written Chinese with the Latin alphabet, a move that triggered a scathing indictment by the Lancers, who charged that the Democrats were engaging in historical revisionism.

Pan-Asiatic WarEdit

George declared a policy of a "united China" that was rife with code words for aggressive expansion. Seeking to secure access to the sea, in 2161 China sponsored an insurrection in its Coalition ally the Demon Realm, swiftly followed with its own invasion. India responded immediately, ejecting China from the Coalition and launching a full-scale, but ultimately failed assault that was complicated by a nuclear strike on its urban centres. Later that year, a rebellion broke out in Mongolia and Hawai'i officially declared war.

Unwilling to deal with the crisis, George "invited" a Danish noble to take charge, resulting in the dissolution of the republic and the formation of the First Kingdom, which immediately offered unconditional, later conditional surrender in what ultimately proved a sham peace. After the Kingdom's capitulation, George joined the Chinese Resistance Forces and played an instrumental role in the restoration of monarchy.

Prime MinisterEdit

In 2175, George became Prime Minister of the Second Kingdom of China after winning in the elections with a plurality of 51%. Under his premiership, China joined the Italy-Russia Alliance, which was commonly denounced as the pact of dictators. In 2176, a resurgent Global Liberation Army began publishing open threats against China as part of its wider denunciation of IRA encroachment into the Middle-East; this led to a flashpoint when China accused Pakistan of hosting the GLA, provoking a standoff with Takrur over threats to blockade the country. In 2179, China instigated a rebellion in Siberia. That same year, Operation Shah Mat was launched and George was arrested.