CHINA: Three Roads

U. S. Business Hit. The Chinese regime at Nanking which dominates the chief part of China, Shanghai, suddenly increased all tariffs and port dues last week to an extent which local U. S. merchants and shippers declared would prove "ruinous." Members of the U. S. colony at Shanghai transmitted through the local consul a protest and appeal to President Coolidge. Observers thought that the Nanking War Lord, Chiang Kaishek, was suffering reverses in his campaign to take Peking (TIME, March 28, et seq.) and had adopted the desperate expedient of raising all...

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