CHINA: Most Critical Period

Last week Foreign Minister Wang Cheng-täing (C. T. Wang), able Yale graduate, gloomily summoned reporters to his Nanking office. "The next three months, gentlemen," said Yale's Wang in fluent, accentless English, "will be the most critical period in the diplomatic history of China."* Reasons for Foreign Minister Whang's forebodings were: 1) Fortnight ago, just as China was settling down to a period of comparative calm, General Chang Fa-k'uei, leader of the efficient, modernized "ironsides" division of the Nationalist Army, suddenly revolted, marched his men south through Hunan Province to join...

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