Foreign News: New Offensive

The Chinese last week continued their magnificent defense of their so-called "Hindenburg Line" (TIME, March 21), protecting the vital east-west Lunghai Railroad, showed stubborn resistance particularly at Kaifeng, some 300 miles inland from the Yellow Sea. Jubilantly, Chinese General Hsu Pei-ken, press officer to Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek, declared, "The Japanese are in the soup!"

The Japanese, as they have done time and again in the last eight months, continued to keep the Chinese busy at one place, Kaifeng, while they suddenly last week resumed a halted offensive at another, this time along...

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