"Mr. John" was a German-born Chinese politician who served in the Republic of China, the First Kingdom of China, the Eternal Kingdom of New China, the Chinese Resistance Forces and the Second Kingdom of China. He was born in 2117 and first appeared on the political scene in 2159 as leader of the National Party; he was initially part of the coalition government under President George, but split due to disagreement over economic policy. John supported the expansion of anti-terror legislation first introduced under the Christos Xinjiang dictatorship.
In 2161, China instigated a rebellion in the Demon Realm; while the insurgency was quashed relatively easily, China then deployed its own forces, including a massive air armada, to devastating effect. With the onset of the Pan-Asiatic War, John consented to a unity government and was appointed Foreign Minister in 2162, retaining the post with the establishment of the monarchy. King George immediately absolved himself of responsibility and fled to Greece, sparking a panic within the government during which control of the country briefly passed to John, only for him to delegate authority to Chiang.
In the "sham peace" of 2162–3, elections were held and John became Prime Minister, prompting Partitionania to symbolically revoke his German citizenship. In 2163, China broke the treaty, launching nuclear weapons at Hawai'i and India. The missile against Hawai'i was intercepted, but India suffered over 1.6 million deaths. Hawai'ian retaliation obliterated the capital and resulted in a sum death toll of 650 000 civilians.
Siberia promptly embargoed China and Hawai'i over the use of WMD and encouraged all other states to adopt sanctions against China. Shortly thereafter, candid conversations were made public that led to widespread condemnation of Hawai'i for what were seen as explicitly aggressive motives.
China eventually negotiated peace with Hawai'i that would allow it to forcibly annex Mongolia, with the understanding Hawai'i would renew hostilities if it used nuclear weapons offensively again.
Meanwhile, the Chinese launched an omnilateral offensive, destroying Mongolia and crippling the Indian and Demon armies. On 4 August 2164, King George dissolved parliament and proclaimed himself absolute monarch. John was reappointed Foreign Minister.
Following China's capitulation the next year, John joined George's inner circle in their flight to Ethiopia and served as Foreign Minister to the Eternal Kingdom of New China. He likewise fled the Hawai'ian Genocide, becoming a member of the Chinese Resistance Forces, forming the Green Party under its shadow government; policies included a socialist economy, sustainable development, pacifist foreign policy, and nuclear disarmament.
Following the Conquest of Xinjiang and restoration of the monarchy under Otto I in 2173, John faded into political irrelevance. As a result of his collaboration with the monarchy, John was branded a member of the China Six, and he was subject to an INTERPOL Blue Notice in relation to the indictments of Otto, Christos, Chiang and both Georges for treason, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.