Leaving Taiwan no longer. But Cao Ly and Taiwan are still not enough to satisfy the hungry Japanese tiger and greed. The place Japan is targeting is Manchuria, a vast land rich in industrial resources and sparsely populated. Cycling Bicycle ride poster. Japan claimed influence in Manchuria. But at that time Japan was just a second, emerging power. Russia, France and Germany immediately intervened and defended China, causing Japan to withdraw. Actually, European countries don’t love China. They pushed Japan out to take their share.