JAPAN-CHINA: Tsingtao Rampage

The Japanese Government, with its practised flair for choosing the safe moment to be offensive, took advantage last week of world-wide preoccupation with Britain's Battle Royal to ram yet another thorn into China's flesh.

On the eastern coast of Shantung peninsula in northeast China is the city of Tsingtao. There last week 36,000 Chinese workers were locked out of nine Japanese-owned textile mills. Immediately 800 fully-armed Japanese marines landed at Tsingtao on the pretext of "safeguarding Japan's interests." rampaged all over the seaport, arrested three prominent Chinese, raided the Chinese Nationalist...

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