International: No Hands

The U.S. has not yet established formal diplomatic relations with China's Communists; last week, the Communists took the initiative, informally.

The U.S. Navy pulled out of Shanghai so hastily last April that it failed to give its 800 Chinese civilian employees proper two weeks' notice. Last week, demanding full pay for the past two months (during which they did not work), workers surrounded the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, refused to let anyone leave.

While shouting masses paraded to celebrate the Communist takeover, U.S. Consul General John M. Cabot decided to run the blockade....

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