Foreign News: Rickshaw vs. Trolley

The construction of the first electric street car line in Peking, now under way, aroused the bitter antagonism of the rickshaw men, who foresee their ruin if the project is pushed through to completion.

The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce lent its complaining voice to that of the rickshaw experts. It petitioned the Government to cancel the contract on the ground that it would ruin thousands of rickshaw coolies. "Besides, there is foreign money behind the trolley car company."

The work continued, however, and already the wall to the east of the city has...

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