CHINA: Stranglehold

The land that has seen the most war in the last decade seemed headed for war again. China's half-truce was breaking up, not because any important group wanted hostilities, but because the struggle for control of China boiled down to this: a fight now or a worse fight later.

Prospect from Nanking. The Chinese National Government knew that in order to survive it had to restore China's economic life. In the areas under its control its efforts had been feeble and its failures grievous; but an overriding consideration was the fact that not even the most efficient government could have...

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