Last week Great Britain took a stand on Far Eastern policy as forceful as that of the outspoken U. S. In a long, sharp note, which greatly resembled Secretary of State Cordell Hull's New Year's demands on Japan, Britain plainly showed that "appeasement" does not extend to the Orient:

"His Majesty's Government desire to make it clear that they are not prepared to accept or to recognize changes of the nature indicated [closing of China's Open Door] which are brought about by force. They intend to adhere to the principles of the Nine-Power Treaty and cannot agree to unilateral modification...

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