CHINA: Terrible Mess-Up

In Chungking the People's Political Council, China's national advisory forum, gathered for a historic session. Its delegates heard good news—and bad.

Said Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek in an opening address: "As we are entering upon the ninth year of the war . . . final victory is now secure and the dawn of freedom is already visible. . . . The Government has two obligations to discharge: first, to do its utmost in accelerating the destruction of the enemy; second, to inaugurate constitutional rule. . . .

"While it is proper for the Kuomintang...

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