CHINA: New Government

In 1873 arrived the first batch of Chinese government students in the U. S., among them young Tang Shao-yi. In 1912 Tang became First Premier of the Chinese Republic. Last week venerable Tang arrived in Canton, lent by his presence an air of respectability to the successful revolution there (TIME, May 11). Canton vernacular papers told their readers: "Tang Shao-yi is a personal friend of Hoover Herbert,* President of the United States of America. . . . Their friendship began 30 years ago when Hoover Herbert was a young engineer in China.''...

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