CHINA: Crystallized Goodwill

The right adjective for Chinese remained last week "peculiar." It was peculiar that entire Chinese armies should scuttle out of North China, abandoning it without resistance to a few strutting Japanese who had delivered a brash ultimatum (TIME, June 17). It was peculiar that batches of arriving Japanese troops should be waited on in Tientsin by dainty Japanese geishas who pattered about bowing and serving them ice water, tea and pink lemonade without so much as a jeer from the abject Chinese populace. Finally it was most peculiar that in Nanking...

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