CHINA: Celestial Banditry

From an imperfect deluge of twisted information that has been showered upon the world, a few facts stand out backed with some evidence of authenticity. One is that a Peking-Shanghai train was derailed near Tsinan, capital of Shantung province, and approximately 150 foreigners were captured by bandits. Another is that the Peking Government, while able to exert only a shadow of authority over the land, accepted the brigand's terms for the return of their captives. These terms include immunity from prosecution and incorporation in the Chinese National Army. Some of the...

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