MONGOLIA: Again, Semenov

While Japan was tightening its grip on Manchuria last week, a baldish, blue- whiskered dissolute Russian scoundrel-brigand was plotting to tear another strip out of the ragged map of China. In Mukden, Correspondent Victor Keen of the New York Herald Tribune stumbled into a war council between five Mongolian princes and General Gregory Semenov and emerged to wireless his paper of a move to set up an independent state in Inner Mongolia.

Few people outside of Asia know, or care, anything about Mongolia. It is underpopulated, isolated by great mountain ranges. Once an entity,...

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