Foreign News: Growing Graver

Chinese President Chiang Kai-shek ripped open at Nanking last week an urgent telegram from Governor Chang Hsueh-liang of Manchuria: "THE SITUATION IS GROWING GRAVER EVERY MINUTE. I REQUEST INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO DEALING WITH PROVOCATIVE AND BELLIGERENT SOVIET TROOPS IN AN APPROPRIATE MANNER."

After smouldering for a month the Russo-Chinese crisis (TIME, July 22, et seq.) was flaring up again. At Moscow, telegrams from Soviet commanders on the Siberian-Manchurian frontier complained to Dictator Josef Stalin of provocative and belligerent raids by Chinese soldiers over the Russian frontier. Plainly the field commanders on both...

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