CHINA: Customs Proposals

Despatches from China last week were concerned almost exclusively with the Customs Conference at

Peking (TIME, Nov. 2). The movements of the great rival War Lords, Wu and Chang, remained shrouded in obscurity in the interior; and General Feng, so called "Christian protector of Peking," was contradictorily reported to have cast in his lot with Wu and with Chang.

The Customs Conference proceeded with its sessions in the magnificent Winter Palace of the old Forbidden City. And the delegates, secretaries, assistants, representing the U. S., Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Japan...

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