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First Jewish Daily Newspaper in Far East Starts Publication in Tientsin

The first Jewish daily newspaper in the Far East started publication to-day in Tientsin. It appears in Russian and is entitled “Utro” (morning). Dr. L. Bichowsky is the editor.

Tientsin is about two hours’ journey from Pekin, and is situated in the centre of China. It has a Jewish population of about 1,200 persons. There are foreign concessions and settlements there which are exempt from Chinese jurisdiction, and enjoy extraterritorial rights. The Russian White Guardists do not possess so much power there as in Manchuria, which explains why it was found possible to publish a Jewish daily newspaper there, and not in Harbin, where the Jewish population is much larger.