CHINA: Noble End of Chang Ching-hui

Chang Ching-hui was an ambitious man who lived by the sword. Born in Manchuria, he rose to power among the Chinese, who distrust personal ambition and deprecate the sword. Worse, in the end, he betrayed China. But last week, according to Chungking reports, Chang Ching-hui redeemed himself: with a certain nobility, he ended his career.

Chang was trained to be a soldier. For years he fought under his kinsman, the overlord of Manchuria, Chang Tso-lin. Thereafter, in China's convulsive era of war lords, Chang Ching-hui traded his allegiance for whatever bowl of pottage smelled best at the...

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