CHINA: Nationalist Notes

¶ President Gerardo Machado of Cuba extended formal de jure recognition, last week, to the new Chinese Nationalist (See p. 18) Government, to which the U. S. recently accorded semi-formal de facto recognition (TIME, Aug. 6).

¶ Prime Minister Baron Tanaka of Japan denounced as "Outrageous!" last week, the recent Chinese Nationalist vote which declared abrogated the Sino-Japanese Commerce and Navigation Treaty of 1896. Baron Tanaka contended in a stiff note to the Nationalists that the Treaty cannot be abrogated except by mutual consent. Though the Japanese legal position is strong, Chinese consider it "outrageous" for Japan to demand the pound...

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