In general, the situation in China arising out of the anti-foreign riots (TIME, June 15 et seq.) neither improved nor grew worse. A state of high tension existed at Peking, Shanghai and Canton and the anti-foreign flame was fanned to remoter parts of the seaboard Provinces.
A new Government, entirely sympathetic to Bolshevism, if not in its favor, was formed in Canton. Almost its first act was to demand of Britain and France the recession of Shameen, the foreign concession; an apology for the recent shortcomings; compensation to the families of the...