JAPAN-CHINA: Soft Words, Hard Facts

Returning from a talk in Washington with Undersecretary of State Phillips last week, smiling Ambassador Katsuji Debuchi received U. S. reporters and announced:

"Japan regards the Great Wall as a definite boundary between the State of Manchukuo and China proper. . . . The Japanese troops now south of the Great Wall will return to Manchukuo shortly. The Japanese Army has no intention of advancing into the Peiping-Tientsin area."

Here were soft words for U. S. consumption. Reporters in China were faced by a much harder array of facts:

After a bloody battle, Japanese...

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