CHINA: Chaos

"The need for a trial, which could have had but one result, was a thing nobody thought of. . . . The Public was invited to do with the Prisoners as they pleased. In consequence many a helpless prisoner was slashed with penknives and spat upon as the group tramped their sorrowful way to execution. . . . Five rifles spat their leaden charge. Five bodies ln turn wilted to rise no more. . . ." Thus the South China Morning Post of Hongkong described, last week, the typically Chinese epilogue to...

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