JAPAN-CHINA: Bumps & Blood

The Master of Jehol, whose warm opium-growing oases, have made him vastly rich, is sturdy, walrus-mustached War Lord Tang Yulin. Last week he braved a Japanese offensive, buried a wife and entertained with bland, lavish hospitality two highly exalted Chinese.

The wife, in her way, was important. When the Japanese first set up the puppet State of Manchukuo they thought they had bribed War Lord Tang to come in with his Jehol and accept office as Vice Chairman of the Privy Council of Manchukuo. Later, when Tang seemed to cleave to China (TIME,...

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