Foreign News: Japan's Dream

One day in 1900, a black-turbaned, black-hearted Chinese Moslem named Tung Fu-hsiang, assisting in the barbaric anti-foreign Boxer attacks at Peking, eased himself with hideous satisfaction into a brand-new chair. It was upholstered with the still fresh skin of Baron Klemens von Ketteler, the murdered German Minister.

This week Peking celebrated the fortieth anniversary of that gruesome outbreak. With intent no less barbaric because it was more subtle, the Japanese marked the occasion by going full-out for the skins of all the foreigners in China except themselves. Instead of using long-swords and rifles, the Japanese advanced on foreign citizens and interests...

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