THE CABINET: Diplomatic Shut-Eye

When it is 3 a. m. in Washington, it is 9 a. m. in London and 5 the next afternoon in Tokyo. Last week at these simultaneous hours, in these respective capitals, the foreign ministers of three great nations announced that at last they were honoring China by raising their diplomatic representatives in Peiping from ministers to ambassadors. But Chinese were not to be fooled by any hocus-pocus of the diplomatic clock. They rendered thanks, not to Britain, not to their traditional friend the U. S., but to their recent enemy Japan. For Secretary Hull's State Department, though it might...

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