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Jewish Employees Dismissed from Eastern Chinese Railway

A majority of the Jewish employees who held positions on the Eastern Chinese Railway in Manchuria when the line was under Soviet-Chinese administration, were dismissed by an order of the new Chinese director, it is reported here from Harbin. They were substituted by Czaristic Russian emigres.

It is further stated that many White Guards who served in the Chinese army are arriving in Harbin from Shandun in the hope of taking the posts held by Jews previously. The Jewish population in Northern Manchuria, numbering about 70,000, is said to be greatly depressed over the impending conflict between Soviet Russia and China. The cessation of trade is causing economic ruin to many Jewish families.