CHINA: Koo vs. Diplomats

Dr. Wellington Koo, Acting Foreign Minister and present nominal chief of China (while the Tuchuns [War Lords] are fighting over the vacant Presidency), replied to the August note of the foreign Diplomatic Corps, which demanded damages, guarantees and sanctions (TIME, Aug. 20) for the bandit outrage which took place near Tsinan in Shantung last May.

The Foreign Minister declined to accede to the Diplomats' demands, but was willing to consider them as a basis for further negotiations. He declared that the bandit episode was not an anti-foreign demonstration; that progressive indemnities are...

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