CHINA: Tsinan Captured; Chang Still Coy

The see-saw fortunes of the Chinese Nationalist government, teetering dangerously for months, swung high again last week. The so-called bandit-communist armies that have menaced all government in the central provinces were comparatively quiescent. Torrential floods which have interrupted military operations against the northern leaders, subsided. Nationalist military despatches proudly announced 20 battles in one week. Best of all. Nationalist troops captured Tsinan, capital of Shantung province, in a pitched battle. Northern troops fled back toward the Yellow River leaving quantities of arms and...

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