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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 8 (February 1, 1933)

The Lytton Finding

The Lytton Finding.

Any reasoning along the lines of a parallel (which probably is no real parallel) is liable to be faulty, but if the Japanese read the Philippine position as meaning Philippine Right depending upon American Might, they may consider the hand of Japan in Manchuria as equally excusable. They have concealed that hand, to a certain extent, behind a Manchurian Right, but it does not prevail against Chinese Right in the judgment of the Lytton Commission, which has reported against the recognition of Manchuria (Manchukuo). Meanwhile, the Japanese army is driving the Chinese farther back, and China is said to be despairing of any hope that a League of Nations dictum as to “What is Right” will have any effective force against “What Is.” The League wrestles with the problem while this is being written.