Foreign News: Question of Right

The South China Nationalist Government at Nanking has recently suffered the loss of 3,000 troops killed or wounded in the course of Japanese intervention in Shantung (seep. 18).

Therefore the Nationalists despatched an appeal to the League of Nations, last week, which began by declaring that the Japanese have "committed what amounts to acts of war ... in Shantung . . . [and] fired on Chinese soldiers and civilians without provocation."

The note continued: "The territorial integrity and political independence of China have been ruthlessly violated, and the peace of nations threatened by this...