4 JANUARY 1930, Page 6

But Mr. Henderson, of course, never contemplated the tearing up

of the Treaties. China, as a member of the League, necessarily subscribes to international law under which . Treaties can be ended only by giving the prescribed notice or by negotiation.. Notoriously foreigners in Chhia have no hope of justice.in the Chinese courts. Great Britain has shown -her genuine anxiety to end 'the old Treaties, which are very objectionable to China, so soon as the Chinese can offer adequate guarantees for the protection of foreigners. The sununary- action of Nanking, even though it be only a " gesture " to satisfy Chinese opinion and not a thing to be taken literally, is a disappointing response to British friendliness.