CHINA: Peripatetic Diplomatist

Year ago Nelson Trusler Johnson, energetic new U. S. Minister to China, arrived in Peiping, gave foreign correspondents the shock of their lives by delivering a long fluent speech in perfect Chinese.

"I have no intention of squatting in the legation," said he. "I intend to be a commuting minister. I'm going to study this country myself."

Following this promise, Minister Johnson has paid frequent visits to Nanking, Shanghai, Hankow. Last week came details to show U. S. citizens to what lengths Minister Johnson has carried his promise.

Minister Johnson set out from Peiping...

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