From Chungking to Yenan went an invitation: would Communist leaders Mao Tse-tung, Chou Enlai, Tung Pi-wu, Lin Tsu-han, Chen Shao-yu and Teng Yingchao (Mrs. Chou Enlai) attend the July meeting of the People's Political Council, which will plan a national constitutional assembly? From Yenan to Chungking went a curt reply: No.

The Communists will boycott the P.P.C. because Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek has rejected their demands for "coalition government and other democratic reforms." (Chungking-Yenan unity negotiations broke down when Yenan refused to surrender control of its army to the National Government or...

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