CHINA: Events

Events in China which have been cloaked in obscurity for some months took on an intelligible significance last week. Two happenings of major interest: 1) the Nine-Power Customs Conference* assembled at Peking, seat of the present weak Chinese National Government; 2) the great warlord, or "Super-Tuchun," Wu Pei-fu, emerged from an enforced retirement and appeared at Hankow as "Commander-in-Chief of the Central Provinces"—an alliance which he has apparently patched up by intrigue and which he claims leagues about him "14 of China's 18 provinces."

The Military Situation. Super-Tuchun Wu, on resurrecting his power,...

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