CHINA: The Ivory Tower

U.S. policy toward China had been stalled at dead center for nine months. Last January George Marshall's parting advice, after 13 months in China, had called for major Chinese self-reform before any further U.S. assistance to the Chinese Government. When President Truman sent Lieut. General Albert C. Wedemeyer to China in Marshall's footsteps this summer, the Chinese thought that the U.S. might be getting ready to act. But last week, U.S. policy still seemed stuck.

Names for a General. In Nanking, Chinese leaders turned over in their minds Wedemeyer's parting advice:


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