Foreign News: Adroit Chiang

With a smile that was childlike and bland Chiang Kaishek, famed first President of the Nationalist Government, arrived in Nanking last week. A thousand chastened members of the Kuomintang party assembled to welcome him. Only six weeks ago these same men forced him to resign the Presidency. He left and his opponents shouted to the winds that they were heartily glad to be rid of him.

They forgot a few facts. Smiling Chiang's brother-in-law, spectacled Dr. T. V. Soong, is China's No. 1 banker and reputedly the only Finance Minister since the Revolution who...

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