WAR IN CHINA: Wang to Life

Petrouchka, the puppet who came to life, had a counterpart in China last week. After months of adjusting the wires and setting the stage to dangle Puppet-elect Wang Ching-wei before Chinese eyes, the Japanese were dismayed to see him wriggle a bit, stand up on his own legs, and come right out with some shockingly out-of-character statements.

Through his Central China Daily News, Puppet-elect Wang said: "Japan's willingness to make peace with China does not signify friendliness but Japan's inability to defeat China." Japan, he declared, must either cooperate economically with China...

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