CHINA: Troubled Cities

"Back to Anarchy" seemed a glib phrase to describe last week the splitting of Chinese factions into unstable fractions of themselves. A month ago one could refer in general terms to a Northern and a rival Southern Chinese government. But last week these large groupings of power had decentralized into the hands of a few generals, politicians and adventurers precariously maintaining themselves in China's chief cities:

Nanking. Marshal Chiang Kaishek, recently Generalissimo of all the Southern (Nationalist) armies, set up a Cabinet, at Nanking, last week, to regularize his newly proclaimed government...

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