JAPAN: Death of a Puppet

Ever since he became puppet ruler of Jap-conquered China five years ago, Wang Ching-wei had expected death—at the hands of assassins. For several years he had carried in his body one bullet that failed to kill him. But last fortnight, when death, as it must to all men, came to China's No.11 traitor (aged 60, in a Japanese hospital), it came not from gunfire but from diabetes.

Wang Ching-wei entered Chinese politics at the age of 27, with a plot to assassinate a Manchu prince. After his release from jail, he studied sociology...

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