CHINA: Chang after Chang

A capable young Chinaman called by fawning flatterers "The Perfect Soldier" admitted last week, after 17 days of prudent concealment, the death of his father, Chang Tso-lin, the great War Lord of Manchuria, who was bombed after evacuating Peking (TIME, June n).

The seventeen days served to enable Son & Heir Chang Hsueh-liang to consolidate his position with apparent success, so that last week he proclaimed himself War Lord at Mukden, Manchuria, and admitted that he had inherited $10,000,000 in negotiable treasure.

Soon the new Ruler of an area larger than France and Italy together and lying just north of China...

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