Foreign News: Puzzled Ministers

Since the Chinese civil war has degenerated into national anarchy during the past twelvemonth (TIME, Feb. 1, 1926 et seq.) the various Chinese diplomats who are accredited as Ministers to the Western powers are becoming genuinely puzzled as to what "Government of China" they represent.

Last week news came of a secret meeting at Paris between five Chinese Ministers, to try and decide from what Chinese faction they would take orders. They were: Chao Hsin-chu (Minister to Rome and Representative before the League); Tcheng-loh (Minister to Paris) ; Wei Cheng-tchean (Berlin) ; Fang...

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