MANCHUKUO: Tomahawk, Rope & Bomb

In swish, rustle and ornate embroidery even the robes of Chinese courtiers to Her Majesty the late, ferocious Dowager Empress (died 1908) were scarcely superior to the gorgeous, brand new robes donned last week in Changchun, capital of the new state of Manchukuo, by splendor-loving Foreign Minister Hsieh Chieh-shih and his swishing, rustling entourage.

Minister Hsieh was all dressed up to go and see the Emperor of Japan, illustrious "Son of Heaven" He had spent the day writing diplomatic notes to President Paul von Hindenburg, Pope Pius XI, King George V, Premier Benito Mussolini and other...

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