17 OCTOBER 1931, Page 17


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIE,—In an article on Manchuria in your issue of Septem- ber 26th, you write: " If, by some form of international co-operation, the Powers could help China to set up a strong and stable Government, the peace of the world would be made a good deal more secure."

The experts of many Powers, through the medium of the League of Nations, are doing a great deal to help China to establish satisfactory and stable internal conditions. Thus, during 1931 alone they have sent no fewer than six expert international Commissions to China—at her request—to investigate and advise her :

1. In setting up a satisfactory Public Health Service. 2. In improving her extensive system of internal waterways. 3. In economic reconstruction under the advice of Sir Arthur Salter.

4. In Education, this Commission included an educational film

expert. 5. In Geology and other sciences. 6. In setting up a Factory Inspection Service, under the advice of Dame Adelaide Anderson, ex-Chief Woman Factory Inspector, Great Britain, and of the Chief of the League's Diplomatic Section.

In addition she is receiving general help, as a member of

the League, in combating the drug and white slave traffics, in improving hours and conditions of work in her factories and in many other ways.—I am, Sir, &e.,