INTERNATIONAL: Dictator Kidnapped


The event of basic world importance which took place last week occurred in China. It was as if Hitler had been kidnapped by Goring or Stalin by Voroshilov. In fact the most powerful man in Eastern Asia had been kidnapped last week by one of his potent and ambitious countrymen, a Chinese who not many years ago was under treatment in the Rockefeller Hospital at Peiping for addiction to opium. Kidnappee was the Premier of China, Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek, the military conqueror of his country not many years ago (TIME, April 25,...

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