CHINA: It's Wonderful

Eleven weeks after war-weary U.S. marines, sailors, airmen whooped into liberated Shanghai, TIME Correspondent John Walker cabled a word portrait of China's great port:

No question about it, this is some place!

Shanghai is still the metropolis where East & West meet with a loud clanging of political cymbals arid the thunderous tinkle of gold coins. The outward aspect has been little changed. You still see striking contrasts of native houses and vast modern apartment buildings. People swarm in the streets and traffic is a surging, endless stream of fatalistic pedestrians, caracoling bicycles, shoals of rickshas and fleets of pedicabs, which are...

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