" Get out or we'll put you outsome time within fifty years," says China.
"Let's see you!" says Japan.
The Peking Government (with nothing but civil strife back of it) plaintively asks for the abrogation of the Treaty of 1915 containing the notorious "21 demands" which Japan, gun on hip, made her accept in 1915. Japan flatly refuses.
This means, among other things, that Japan will occupy the Liaotung peninsula for another 50 years, whereas China maintains that the leases on this strip of land terminate next Tuesday. No power on earth can put...