CHINA: Soong Dynasty

Faced by advancing Nationalist Armies, lacking the allies he had counted on, stalwart, crop-headed "Christian" General Feng Yu-Hsiang realized dismally last week the inopportuneness with which he had declared war on the Nationalist Government (TIME, June 3).

Hastily he wrote to thin, nervous President Chiang Kai-Shek, craftily offering to leave China for a period of years—provided that all members of the "Soong Dynasty" resign from their governmental posts and also go into voluntary exile.

"Soong Dynasty" was a frightful term to use to the President of China's earnest young Republic. By it Marshal Feng meant the governing group which has ruled the...

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