CHINA: Thirteen Billion Blessings

As the reporters gathered in the bare room on Chungking hill, they chatted about the news, which they had already heard. Finally China's official spokesman, onetime Ambassador to Russia Dr. T. F. Chiang* (no kin), came in. Man-of-the-world, he showed no particular excitement as he said in faultless English:

"It is gratifying news to learn that President Roosevelt has sent a message to Congress asking for a $500,000,000 loan to China and that the British Government has made known it is ready to lend China £50,000,000."

The Illness. For four weary years China had dreamed about beating the Japanese by means...

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