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By The ASSOCIATED Press

HONG KONG-Chinese press dispatches from Amoy reported today that the Chinese forces defending the great Fukien port city were prepared to burn it to the ground before surrendering it to the Japanese.

Intense fighting was continuing at 2 a.m. and additional areas of the city, which has a normal population of 250,000 including about 38 Americans and 189 Britons, were in flames. The U.S. Gunboat Asheville was prepared to evacuate Americans from the international settlement on Kulangsu Island at any moment.

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