CHINA: Nationalist Notes

¶ The famed port-city of Tientsin, from which Peking is reached, was surrounded on three sides, last week by Nanking Nationalist Armies and then quietly occupied.

¶.Of Tientsin's former militarist masters the last to evacuate was blunt, bearish Marshal Chang* Tsung-chang, notorious during the present Civil War for his ruthless cruelty (TIME, March 7, 1927). As Chang's armored train pulled out for Manchuria, he growled to correspondents: "I won't answer questions! How should I know how many men I've got left, or how much money I've got left, or how many wives I've got left?"

¶.Luckless Chinese businessmen of Tientsin were...