Foreign News: Gold-Digging Justified

China's deposed Emperor, weak-eyed, spidery-limbed Mr. Henry Pu Yi, was not compelled last week to recognize famed Concubine Shu Fei as his "wife" or to answer her suit for "divorce" (TIME, Oct. 12).

A quick settlement out of court ended what Chinese feminists had hoped would be a lengthy, thrilling and most educational cause celebre, opening the eyes of humble Chinese concubines to their wife-rights under China's new Legal Code (TIME, July 27). The settlement:

Concubine Shu Fei drops the question of her status, abates her demand for consummation...

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