CHINA: Secession Threat

It was a week of Nationalist victories in China's civil war. Government forces pressed the Communists hard on nearly all fronts, were rapidly driving a wedge between Yenan and Kalgan, the key Communist bases. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's forces also opened an all-out drive to recapture North China's vital communications network, had already regained control of the important Peiping-Cheng-teh railroad through the seizure of Kupehkow, strategic Great Wall pass.

The military situation was reflected in the attitude of the Communist negotiators in Nanking. The Communists refused to participate in a five-man committee...

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