CHINA: Foreign News

According to Mr. Julian Arnold, commercial attache of the American Legation at Peking, railway transportation is the greatest problem in modern China.

The Chinese alphabet has been reduced from 40,000 symbols to 40. This is the result of the development of a linotype machine by the Mergenthaler Linotype Company.

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