CHINA: Barrage

Despot, dictator, lunatic, gangster—with these words Yenan last week resumed its political critique of Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek, after almost a year of vain negotiations between Chungking and the Chinese Communists. The words fell thick and fast.

Through an unnamed correspondent of their official news agency in Chungking, the Chinese Communists gave their answer to the Generalissimo's plea for unity and promise of constitutional government (TIME, March 12). They declared: the all-party national assembly, which Chiang proposed, would be a "congress of slaves" unless chosen by free elections. (Chiang wished to postpone...

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