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KUN TSAO'S POWER MAY BE BROKEN BY DEADLOCK

T. CHEN COMMENTS ON CHAOTIC POLITICAL CONDITIONS

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"The Chinese Parliament wants to pay the Boxer Indemnity to France in paper France, and the Finance Minister, Wang Kemin, who is under French influence, insists that it should be paid in gold. He cause of this dispute, the government under Kun Tsao is likely to go to pieces." This is the present political situation in China as explained last night by T. Chen 2G. to a CRIMSON reporter. Mr. Chen was asked to comment on press dispatches in the evening papers in regard to threatened impeachment proceedings against the finance minister.

"The ministry cannot collect enough money to carry on the government," he said, " and the parliament refuses to grant money because of this dispute. The parliament has already been extended three months, because the Peking Government is too unstable to call an election."

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"Until recently, Parliament was split into two sections, one at Peking, and one at Canton, so that neither could secure a quorum. But some of the members came back at Peking, and now there are only 60 or 70 members at Shanghai who refuse to join in the Parliament. These protesting members believe that Li Yuan Hung was deposed illegally in 1917 and will not recognize Kun Tsao. Mr. Chen explained that there was also another government under Sun Yat-Sen in the extreme southern provinces which is virtually independent.

"The great trouble with China," he said, "is the local military governors in the provinces, who are backed by their armies and refuse to obey the commands of the central government."

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