Shanghai Student Riots 5

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Shanghai Student Riots 5 - (I 'T'HERE can be little doubt that the opium...
(I 'T'HERE can be little doubt that the opium •*• traffic underlies the disturbances now going on in China," declares the Los Angeles Examiner. It then demands that Great Britain reverse its position in Oriental affairs, a position which is largely responsible for the growth of the opium traffic. This is good morals, even good international advice. It is not sound logic, for the unrest in China is not to be solved so simply. Last, it is open to the suspicion of being inspired by an interested viewpoint. Mr. Hearst seldom fails to turn the sins of Britain to editorial account. As for the uprisings in China, they can be -considered as of two kinds, those which have developed in Shanghai following the student riot May 20 of this year, and those which have developed hi the interior of China. The Shanghai trouble has been superficial, starting with Ihe firing of police on the students. Even after that episode no one wanted trouble, least j of all the Chinese merchants, who in Nanking j a Road stood to lose a million dollars a day by j a strike or other hostile demonstrations. But ihe police shot again to scatter a mob, and • every faction in Shanghai which had a gricv- jonce against the foreigner contributed to a strike program of serious proportions. Thus f the Shanghai strikers demanded revocation of Vharfage dues, of a press law and of a stock .exchange license provision. And the strike ( would have occurred had not a Cliiuese been killed in a Japanese cotton mill Please obsrve that there is in this no oif opium. ^ for *fae internal strife in China, the Russians have had a share in that, according to a contributor to the Japan Advertiser, American daily published in Tokio. The Advertiser's [

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 18 Aug 1925, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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