CHINA: New Policy

Marshal Chiang Kaishek, political chieftain and military generalissimo of the Nationalist Government at Nanking, finally convoked last week the long expected Nationalist Party Congress (TIME, Jan. 2, Jan. 9) with only 25 of the expected 36 major delegates present. Standing before them, Chiang seemed more than ever slim, boyish and somehow brittle; but his prestige is that of the man who led a peasant and proletarian army to the conquest of half of China (TIME, Dec. 13, 1926). The partial collapse of that avowedly revolutionary movement and its diversion into a...