Foreign News: Home to Shanghai

He had never learned to speak Chinese (or even pronounce proper names), yet he was the only man who dared criticize Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek to his face. For 44 years he had been immersed in Chinese affairs, first as a correspondent and then as confidant, adviser and sometimes as policymaker. In March, when U.S. Navy doctors in Honolulu told him he could not survive a lung and stomach cancer aggravated by long internment in a Japanese prison camp, his only wish was to die in China.

Last week it was granted. As it must...

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