WAR IN CHINA: Safe Deposit Vault

Wealthy Chinese as well as foreign traders in China have long realized that the safest haven for their transferable riches—jewels, antiques, gold and silver objects, foreign bonds, foreign money—was in the foreign-held concessions and International Settlements, where neither Chinese bandit nor Japanese invader could get at them. In their invasion of China the Japanese have found precious little loot with which to finance their war. Before they retreated the Chinese were careful to strip their cities of wealth, and what they could not take westward with them they hastily deposited in the foreign-controlled zones.

Not long after the war began...

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