Foreign News: War of Nerves in Chungking

Lasting peace in the Pacific can be made only with the full consent of three nations: China, Japan and the U.S. Last week one of the three, China, waited with a growing fear of betrayal while the other two whispered in a corner.

For weeks Chungking has been worried by the Hull-Nomura conversations. Last month Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek summoned U.S. Ambassador Clarence E. Gauss to his mountain cottage behind the Yangtze bluffs, asked for information. Ambassador Gauss, having none, could say nothing. Later, when President Roosevelt told the world that the U.S. Navy would sink any Nazi raider molesting shipping in the...

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