CHINA-JAPAN: Pax Britannica (3rd Class)

Inside the British Consulate at Shanghai last week, closely guarded by His Majesty's Marines in full war regalia, sat an aristocratic Old Etonian, Sir Miles Wedderburn Lampson.

Years ago he accepted from the Emperor of Japan both the Order of the Rising Sun (3rd class) and the Order of the Sacred Treasure (3rd class). Since 1926 he has been British Minister to China, and soon after Japan struck at Shanghai (TIME, Feb. 1) handsome, trim-mustached Sir Miles began trying to make peace. On his desk last week lay the makings: an agreement in...

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