JAPAN-CHINA: Inside the Pale

Seventy-five miles north of the City of Peiping zigzags the Great Wall across China. Despite Japan's loud assurances to the world that their armies would stay north of it, they crossed it in March, feinted back fortnight ago toward the Russian border. At once Nationalist Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek stampeded his soldiers into the empty villages the Japanese had evacuated. His 50,000 became "truculent," claimed a grand Chinese victory. Last week the Japanese Foreign Office called this situation "ambiguous," "intolerable." It announced Japan had already given "the only warnings that will be...

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