National Affairs: Friendship Lost?

How stands U.S. prestige in China? From Shanghai, TIME Correspondent William Gray cabled:

Fifteen years ago this week Japanese marines marched into Shanghai's Chapei district to "protect Japanese nationals and preserve order." In the weeks of fighting that followed, 35,000 people died. The 15th anniversary of this bloody affair was observed in Shanghai this week by a mass meeting at a Chinese Y.M.C.A.

Considering the course of some very vocal Chinese sentiment recently, it probably will not surprise anybody to know that this anniversary occasion turned into an anti-American demonstration. Anti-American leaflets were scattered through a crowd of students and leftish politicos and...

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