CHINA: Wang Well

When moon-faced Chinese Premier Wang Ching-wei gave "poor health" as his excuse for resigning (TIME, Aug. 26), correspondents voiced hardboiled doubts that his illness was anything more serious than a case of playing Chinese political possum. This caused Mr. Wang to exclaim angrily: "My illness is very real!"

Few days later Honest Wang leaped from bed, withdrew his resignation, traveled 500 miles from Tsingtao to Nanking. There Premier Wang and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek agreed to stick together a while longer at their exciting game of running a pro-Japanese Chinese Government.

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