Foreign News: Crisis

As the Japanese prepared to lay down their arms in China, Yenan crackled with defiance. Communist Commander in Chief Chu Teh roughly rejected the nominal authority of Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek. To Chungking he wired: your order not to take independent action in accepting Japanese surrender (TIME, Aug. 20) "does not conform to the national interest. . . . You have issued the wrong order, very wrong, indeed, and we have to reject it resolutely."

Cried Radio Yenan: "Chiang Kaishek, the Fascist chieftain . . . whose policy has been to sit aside and watch...

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