Chiang Kai-shek last week emerged from semi-retirement with a statement that contained a few important truths for Americans to ponder. Among them:

"If communism is not checked in China it will spread over the whole of Asia. Should that occur another world war would be inevitable.

"It is impossible for anyone to reach a settlement with the Communists.

"Any suggestion that the Chinese Communists might break with Moscow is insidious propaganda, designed to confuse.

"The U.S. [should] reactivate its policy of giving moral support to the Chinese government in its fight against communism."

Washington showed no sign of reactivating its China policy. In...

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