CHINA: Public Servant

While their leader secluded himself in cold, lonely Kuling last winter, the Chinese people knew only that he was meditating on China's fate. Last week, China and the world learned of the decision Chiang had reached. In an effort to lead China farther along the road to democracy, Chiang Kai-shek would relinquish the presidency of his country.

"Not Ordinary Practice." In the old-fashioned auditorium in Nanking's Kuomintang compound, 300 members of the party's executive committee convened. Their purpose: to nominate a presidential and vice presidential candidate for election this month by the...

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