CHINA: Incidents

If incidents were needed to sting Britain into a fighting mood, the Japanese seemed determined to supply them last week as: 1) they bayoneted a British employe of a British-owned Shanghai mill, let him bleed to death; 2) prepared to isolate the British Concession in Tientsin for harboring Chinese assassins; 3) arrested a British military attache and an officer at Kalgan for spying. Yet as the week ended the British and Japanese Empires were still technically at peace.

Manhandled. Shanghai's muddy, winding, sampan-littered Whangpoo River divides the big modern buildings of the International Settlement from the factory-stacks of Pootung. Among its...

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