CHINA: New Industries

When the history of 1940 is written, a strange paradox will be recorded. The main repository of democratic hopes in the Far East was a military dictatorship: China.

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's Government is one-party, his authority total.

His People's Political Council is scarcely more representative than Adolf Hitler's Reichstag. But what sets China apart from stock-in-trade totalitarian states, and what has kept the people of Britain, France and the U. S. behind her, is that China wants to be a democracy. Long ago Generalissimo Chiang promised his country a republican constitution. One...

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