Foreign News: Palpitations of the Heartland

For a year, civil war has raged in remote Sinkiang (Chinese Turkestan). News of the conflict has been scanty but persistent. On the surface, it looked like a minor revolt of nomadic Moslem tribesmen against their Chinese overlords.

Last week New York Timesman C. L. Sulzberger, who had investigated the problem in Moscow, reported from London the first coherent account of the Sinkiang situation. He also reported that Sinkiang is the epicenter of a political earthquake which may change the power geography of Asia. For Sinkiang is the keystone of the Eurasian heartland. It...

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