CHINA: Bad News

The conquest of all China by Marshal (now President) Chiang Kai-shek was completed almost a year ago (TIME, June 25), but last week a big and a little piece of bad news made it seem that Mr. Chiang must lay down his presidential fountain pen, gird on his old sword and Mauser pistol, and sally forth from Nanking to conquer all over again two great provinces. Shantung and Hunan.

Each became last week the theatre of a miniature civil war. Troops loyal to President Chiang battled with disaffected soldiery left over from...

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