CHINA: Squabbling

Last week the plenipotent delegates of the twelve Powers represented at the Chinese Customs Conference (TIME, Nov. 9, 16) had need of all their prestige to keep up the appearance of negotiating with a Chinese Government which actually governs China.

The Conference, of course, is dealing with the Tuan Chi-jui Government at Peking. But last week it became clear to even the dullest observer that President Tuan, so-called "Chief Executive of China," is a mere figurehead whose administration owes its very existence to the fact that internal squabbles are keeping the great...

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