From: Hoorn (NED).
First, it's against the rules. The Japanese can only surrender if the Chinese control more than half of the printed factories in Japan proper. That's not going to happen.
Second, there wouldn't be a sane Chinese player in the world who would agree on a peace treaty with Japan in WiF, because China isn't allowed to DoW anyone in the game. This simulates the problems within China itself where a civil war was going on before and after WW II.
Third: the Chinese doctrine of both factions in WW II demanded that China was one country. This doctrine is seen today still in the behaviour of the governments in Taiwan and Mainland China. Both see the other as rebels and are often stating that there is one China (which one, depends on the ideology of that faction...). One China, means a China consisting of Manchuria, Hainan, Formosa and China as they are on the WiF map. The Chinese were, after the first Japanese-Chinese war in the 1890's incapable of attacking the Japanese due to West-European Colonialism. But even at that time, all Chinese governments kept stating their demands against the Japanese. First, it was only the evacuation of Formosa, after 1931 followed by Manchuria (which was part of China before the Japanese attack).
And if you know how Eastern diplomacy works, there wouldn't be one Chinese head of state (or warlord) who would have agreed on anything less as the total evacuation of all Chinese territories occupied by Japan since the first Japanese-Chinese war. To do otherwise, would mean to acknowledge the Japanese claims on that territory and that's an embarressment to any eastern politician (even today...). It probably would mean political suicide also...
So, if the Japanese would surrender to China, they would have to leave Manchuria, Hainan and Formosa too. That means they only control two resources and get some oil and other resources out of the US and NEI... They are toast. Any other peace treaty wouldn't been acceptable to any Chinese faction, giving the unstable political situation in the country itself. It's all or nothing in Chinese politics from 1895 until the time Mao controlled most of China. And even now, there are parts of China where local politician are the boss and not the Communist party in Peking...
< Message edited by Centuur -- 1/16/2014 6:19:15 PM >