JAPAN-CHINA: Breathing Spell

With an estimated 50,000 Chinese and 10,000 Japanese dead, after two years of undeclared war from Manchuria down through Jehol Province into an arc south of the Great Wall, last fortnight's truce had by last week actually brought to North China what Premier Wang Ching-wei called a "breathing spell." To bind the verbal agreement, Chinese Lieut. General Hsiung Ping last week went to Tangku on the seacoast. As he stepped off his swank special train, he saw two Japanese destroyers tied at the docks. Their guns were trained on Tangku, the gun...

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