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Japan, having promised the League of Nations to withdraw from Manchuria (China's northern granary), withdrew a few more soldiers last week, but irate Chinese were not appeased.
General Honjo, commander of the Japanese forces in Manchuria, stroked his silky white mustachios, stated that "military occupation" of Mukden by Japanese troops was at an end. His soldiers were staying on, he explained, merely to protect Japanese lives and property.
Chinese noticed that Japanese soldiers also "protected" the silver reserve of the Manchurian treasury at Mukden....