CHINA: Geographical Reasons

In a long awaited proclamation the Nanking Nationalist Government clarioned last week: "The nation's hopes accompany President Chiang Kai-Shek as he goes northward to do battle!"

Chiang has put off his going from day to day for over a month. So chaotic is the state of civil war throughout China—with disaffected "generals" constantly forming new combinations for and against the government—that the president has often not known from whence to expect attack. At one tragi-comic moment he hustled 30,000 troops aboard transports and sent them sailing around the nether edge of...

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