CHINA: Worse & Worse

Ten months had passed since Nationalist forces seized Yenan, stronghold of North China's Communists (TIME, March 31). Yenan's fall promised better things to come. But U.S. leaders hemmed & hawed over aid to Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek; inflation and political rivalries gnawed at the morale of his people. Gradually, the initiative passed back to the far-from-whipped Communist armies of Mao Tse-tung.

Last week, with another spring on the way, anti-foreign mobs burned the British Consulate-General in Canton, rioted in Shanghai's streets.* More perilous to the cause of Nationalist China were the gathering...

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