At this time, Japan had put aside He Ruzhang, and China's negotiation was actually conducted in Beijing through Japan's new minister to China, Shidoji. However, Shido Ji kept making decisions with procrastination, saying that without authorization, the negotiation was pointless. He Ruzhang hopes to return to China to participate, but China also knows that He Ruzhang is not welcomed by Japan. If he directly participates in the negotiation, he will only become a "troublemaker" and refuse his request to return to China. Under this deadlock,
Li Hongzhang proposed to whatsapp database mediate by a third country, and He Ruzhang proposed to ask the United States to come forward. At this time, former US President Grant (Ulysses Grant), who has a good reputation in the world, traveled around the world to reach East Asia, first to China and then to Japan. On June 3, Grant met with Prince Gong in Beijing and agreed to mediate. On the 12th, Grant met with Li Hongzhang in Tianjin to listen to China's position. In July, Grant went to Japan. On the 22nd, he met with Japanese dignitaries Ito
Hirobumi and Saigo Congdo in Nikko to listen to Japanese opinions (Japan also emphasized the Peony Club incident). He also met He Ruzhang. After understanding the views of all parties and reviewing the materials of all parties, Grant urged the two countries to settle peacefully, so as to bring the two countries back to the negotiating table. After discussing with John A Bingham, the U.S. envoy to Japan, Grant proposed a "three-point" plan to He Ruzhang: "Check the islands of Ryukyu, this is divided into three parts; The two countries have consulates to protect them.