"'Exactly four months after the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese hostilities on the Shanghai peninsula' a NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE correspondent cabled from Shanghai last week, 'Nanking, China's abandoned capital, for the third time in it's more than 2000 years of history, was captured by an alien foe when the Japanese military forces completely occupied the city.' ...To this, Quo Taichi, Chinese ambassador to England, replied defiantly: 'Capture of Nanking will by no means mark the end of China's resistance.'"
"As well as anything else, the leadership of Sian-Kuan Lin explains why the people of China continue to wage barehanded battle against the overwhelming might of Japan. It is a story that starts in 1927 when Chang Kai-shek marched North against the war lords, fighting to make Sun Yat Sen's dream of a great Chinese republic come true."
"The aggressive ambitions of Japan know no bounds. The occupation of Peiping [Beijing] will lead to further aggression in Shantung and Shansi and other northern provinces, and will result either in the establishment of a new puppet regime in North China."
"The Shanghai SHUN PAO, an independent newspaper, bewails the futility of the uncoordinated resistance which has prevailed among China's forces since the capture of Jehol, and it adds:"
"The only possibilities now are peace by compromise or a continuance of war. Despite the dangers of the latter course it is the only possible solution, but resistance must be coordinated under an able leader, China must fight or become a second Korea."
This news article reported that a cessation of hostilities was agreed upon by both the Empire of Japan and China in the campaign that began two years earlier with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.
"Thus ends the five month sanguinary offensive in North China which threatened to result in Japanese military occupation of Tientsin and Peiping... the terms of the truce provide that the Chinese troops shall withdraw behind a line 130 miles long which runs behind parallel to and from twenty-five to thirty-five miles east of Tientsin-Pieping.
"When the withdrawal of Chinese troops is completed the Japanese agree that their own troops will retire to the Great Wall, which the Japanese claim is the boundary of the state of Manchukuo."