CHINA: Northward Advance

The Southern Chinese area dominated by three groups of "Chinese Nationalists''† was extended northward last week by the advance of their several armies toward Peking. The reaction of U. S. President Coolidge to this situation was to inform reporters that the removal of the U. S. Legation from Peking down to the seacoast at Tientsin, or even 650 miles southward to Shanghai, was contemplated. The reaction of John Van Antwerp MacMurray, alert, pugnacious U. S. Minister at Peking, was to keep the cables busy with code messages which legation officials privately...

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