CHINA: Japan & France

Baron Kijuro Shidehara sat in his sumptuous, high ceilinged office at the Japanese Foreign Ministry last week, seeking by every means to prevent a clash between Chinese and Japanese in China, and to persuade Great Britain and the U. S. not to follow up their shelling of Nanking (TIME, April 4), with still more vigorous measures to protect Occidental lives and property.

From Peking the U. S. Minister, John Van Antwerp MacMurray made a hurried trip to visit Baron Shidehara in Tokyo, endeavoring to convince the Japanese...

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