WAR IN CHINA: Uncomfortable Puppet

Uncomfortable Puppet

Well aware of the very possible possibility of being assassinated by some Chinese patriot, Mr. Wang Ching-wei, presumably with an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of his stomach, set out last week from Shanghai to become Japan's puppet Chinese Premier in famed Nanking, where 27 months ago Japanese troops broke discipline and committed modern history's greatest mass rape (TIME, Dec. 20, 1937).

Mr. Wang dared not even reveal to the Chinese people he expects to rule what are the terms of the pact he has made with Japan. "Now is not the time," bleated Wang in Shanghai, diving...

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