CHINA: Diplomatic Moves

The general situation in Eastern China remained, as it has for the past few weeks (TIME, June 15 et seq.), pregnant with ugly possibilities. The Chinese did a great deal of agitating. Foreigners took many steps to secure safety of life. Both sides engaged in desultory conversations which had no outcome. Strikes were maintained in practically all the seaboard cities. At Wukingfu, Kwangtung Province, one male and two female missionaries were beaten and knifed.

Diplomatically, however, a number of important moves were made. A short time ago Washington proposed, somewhat nebulously, that...

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