CHINA: Bid for Power

In Kwangsi, where Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's resurgent army harried the retreating Japs (see WORLD BATTLEFRONTS) provincial authorities executed four Communist guerrilla leaders for "rebellion." The rebels, it was charged, had operated under a Communist order to direct "propaganda against the Kuomintang Government . . . using charges of corruption of officials to shake the confidence of the people in the supreme military and administrative leaders of the country."* More & more Chinese Communist guerrillas were filtering through Japanese lines in Central China, fighting here & there with Central Government troops. Chungking's...

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