CHINA: Sick and Unhappy

Tsao-Kun, President of China and powerful Tuchun (War Lord), was said to be "sick and unhappy" in his Peking palace.

Once men trembled at his word; now he is a "prisoner, not permitted to see communications sent to him ... a manipulated and bossed figurehead ... in the hands of more astute and cleverer selfish men."

The President rose to greatness from humble beginnings. When he was a plain Tuchun things were easier. Now he is President, "anything but a scholar" and not understanding the intricacies of politics, he is at a grave disadvantage....

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