CHINA: Chaos

Japanese Intervention. From Tokyo a cold decisive message clicked out over the cables: "By order of General M. Kawai, Chief of the Japanese General Staff, and with the consent of the Prince Regent of Japan and Premier Kato, 3,500 Japanese troops have been despatched to Mukden, [capital of the Chinese provinces of Manchuria]. This action is taken at the request of the consuls of the Great Powers at Mukden, who have asked protection for their nationals from the armies of the Chinese military leaders, Chang Tso-lin and Kiio Sung-lien, now attempting to...

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