Foreign News: Pain in the Heart

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On hundreds of millions of lips last week was the name of a most unhappy woman, Mme Chiang. Four hundred and fifty million Chinese could imagine nothing more poignant than the reported fainting and prostration of Dictator Chiang Kai-shek's wife as she sat beside a radio in her sumptuous Nanking home and heard her husband's kidnapper, the Young Marshal Chang Hsueh-liang (TIME, Dec. 21) broadcast from Sian in central China that his men had not only kidnapped but also murdered China's Dictator.

The fact of Mme Chiang's having fainted passed the...

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