WAR IN CHINA: Ultimatum and Blockade

From Chinwangtao, the seaside resort just below the Great Wall, to Singapore, the big British naval base at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, the coast of Eastern Asia rumbled last week with warlike activity. At Tientsin Japanese soldiers tightened their two-weeks-old blockade on the British Concession; at Chefoo and Tsingtao Japanese officials sponsored anti-British demonstrations; at Shanghai British Ambassador to China Sir Archibald Clark Kerr was surrounded with a heavy guard after "terrorists" had threatened his life; the Japanese captured one Chinese port, closed another, attacked two more (Foochow,...

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