Foreign News: Britain Baited

The city of Wanhsien, some 1,200 miles up the Yangtze river from Shanghai, became suddenly last week of world importance as Chinese mercenaries battled there with two tiny British river warships.

Yang. One General Yang Sen, a little sloe-eyed commander, 45, nominally subordinate to Super-Tuchun Wu Pei-fu (see above), caused the affray by seizing the British river freight boats Wan-tung and Wanhsien. General Yang alleged that the Wanliu, another British freighter owned by the same company as those seized had previously upset two sampans filled with his soldiers. Despite the protests of the local British consul General Yang placed 300 soldiers on...

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