CHINA: A House Divided

In Chungking another parley between the Central Government and the Communists ended in deadlock.

Encouraged by jovial U.S. Ambassador Patrick J. Hurley, the Communists' ace negotiator, smart, suave General Chou Enlai, had flown down from Yenan for one more try after almost a year of bootless words over issues as broad as China itself. For two weeks he had talked long and earnestly with Chungking's ace negotiator, scholarly, liberal Information Minister Wang Shih-chieh.

Dr. Wang had offered what he called "important concessions." They had been formulated by himself and T. V. Soong, Acting...

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