Tribunal Opposes Defense Questions Implicating West News Article
Reports on the defense team's attempt to implicate that "powerful British and American commercial interests" created "the situation which forced Japan to become an aggressor in China." This attempt came during Capt. Alfred W. Brooks cross-examination of Gen. Ching Teh-chun. Sir William Webb stopped this line of questioning "on the ground that the matter was 'entirely too remote.'" When Brooks countered with claims of economic aggression by other countries, Webb answered "economic aggression is not a crime." Webb ultimately refused to allow Brooks to continue with his line of questioning. The article reports on the rest of Teh-chun's testimony, including questions about Pearl Harbor, the Sian Incident, and the Marco Polo Bridge Incident.