Foreign News: Open and Shut

Japanese Premier Prince Fumimaro Konoye last week cried accusingly at French Ambassador Charles Arsène-Henry: "The most important route left for transportation of arms to [Chinese Generalissimo] Chiang is through French Indo-China and China is now reported active there."

Shoulders were promptly shrugged in Paris at the French Foreign Office. Its official spokesman said off the record that no such traffic exists. That it does exist no serious correspondent or commentator on the Far East has questioned for many months.

Japan is not in the habit of doing much rattling before she strikes. Thus French Navy and Colonial officials were gravely alarmed when...

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