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Military Movements

Volume 235: debated on Wednesday 26 February 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information regarding the combined movement of the northern generals in China against Nanking; and whether the Kuominchun leaders have carried out any disbandment of their forces?

The most important commander in the North recently issued a manifesto calling on the head of the Chinese Government to resign his offices and leave the country. Warlike preparations are reported to have been made on both sides, but I have no report of any open hostilities, nor any definite information as to the attitude of other northern military commanders. There has, so far as my information shows, been no effective disbandment of the various military forces in China.

Is the League of Nations taking any part in trying to get these forces disbanded?