THE NATIONS: Light on Asia

China's Prime Minister T. V. Soong last week flew to Washington from Moscow, met his daughter, Laurette, and got down to China's business with U.S. officialdom.

An important chunk of that business was Mr. Soong's brand-new, still secret treaty with Soviet Russia (see FOREIGN NEWS). On its content and origins, Prime Minister Soong was mum. But Washington buzzed with accounts which threw the clearest light yet on the nature and purpose of official U.S. policy in Asia. The gist:

President Roosevelt laid the policy's foundation before and at Yalta; President Truman carried on at Potsdam. The salient, underlying factor was Roosevelt's...

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