CHINA: By Land & by Sea

The day Communist Representative Chou En-lai came back to the Nanking negotiations after a month's sulk in Shanghai, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek flew to Formosa on what he said was a routine, long-scheduled inspection trip. Observers, recalling the North Kiangsu offensive launched during Chiang's summer absence at Kuling, decided to wait and see. They saw plenty.

The new, U.S.-equipped Sixth and Fifty-second Armies broke the Manchurian stalemate. With surprising but by now familiar ease they captured Antung, Red China's only major Manchurian port, then pushed south (toward the Soviet-controlled port of Dairen) to...

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