FRANCE: Tongking Troubles

Bamboo whips, bayonets, machine guns and the guillotine were not enough. As a final effort Minister of the Colonies Paul Reynaud was in Hanoi last week to do what he could to settle the growing unrest in French Indo-China.

Contrary to the Britisher's notion of civilizing his subjects, the French thesis is that they must interfere as little as possible with the native life in their colonies. The French go-native system has worked extremely well in Tunis and Morocco, badly in Syria, and has now run into trouble in French Indo-China.

Tongking and...

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