CHINA: Grudge Government

A pack of Southern generals, all with bitter personal grudges against Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek, broke with his Nanking Government last week and declared the secession of the coastal province of Fukien, styling themselves gloriously "The Chinese National Great Allied Revolutionary Government."

Since Fukien is only 150 miles from Japan's great tea & camphor island of Formosa the ugly possibility of Japanese intervention loomed, should the new "Government" grow obstreperous. Chances of this were good. Adjoining Fukien on the west is "China's Soviet Sore Spot" (TIME, April 27, 1931), pululating with...

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