CHINA: Strawn Speaks

Before the Chicago Association of Commerce, Silas Hardy Strawn, for more than a year able U. S. representative at Peking on the abortive Chinese Customs and Extraterritoriality Conferences (TIME, Aug. 31, Nov. 2, 1925, et seq.) sketched last week the condition of China as he left it a month ago (TIME, Oct. 4). Mr. Strawn, puissant Chicago lawyer, Chairman of the Board of Montgomery Ward & Co., Director of the Wahl ("Eversharp Pencil") Co., said:

"There is at present no stable government in China. The area of China is a million square...

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