CHINA: Liao-Tung

The refusal by Japan to abrogate the 1915 treaty—extending the leases of Port Arthur and Dalny on the Liao-Tung peninsula — is creating a furore in China. University students are clamoring for a boycott of all Japanese goods, advising the Government to send a second note to Tokyo and to prepare for war in the meantime. Public opinion is, however, indifferent to their demands, and, from recent reports, the agitation is dying a natural death.

The British attitude is expressed in the Peking Times: "It is plain the boycott agitation is being...

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