RUSSIA-CHINA: Blucher v. Chiang

Blücher v. Chiang

Slim, wasp-waisted, high-strung President Chiang Kai-shek of China seemed to crack suddenly under the strain of the Sino-Russian crisis one day last week. At a meeting of the Cabinet at Nanking he wrung his small bony hands and wailed out despairingly one of the most remarkable speeches ever made by a Chief Executive on the eve of war. "Tell me the reason," began Chiang excitedly, "tell me why Soviet Russia can oppress our people!"

While Cabinet ministers looked bewilderedly at one another, President Chiang...

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