CHINA: Who's Got Peking?

Troops marching under the banner of the Nanking Nationalist Government quietly occupied Peking, last week, but in such curious fashion that no man could say with certainty in whose hands the city actually lay. It had previously been evacuated (TIME, June 11) by the great War Lord Chang Tso-lin, who retired to Mukden, Manchuria, and lay there, last week, nigh to death from wounds inflicted by an assassin's bomb.

Theoretically Chang's evacuation left Peking to be occupied without a struggle by the Nationalist Army. But that army was in three sections, allied...