Foreign News: Crackdown

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek tightened up his Government in a threefold move last week.

As directed by the recent Kuomintang Congress (TIME, June 4), the Kuomintang Standing Committee ordered the abolition of all Party branches in the Army and schools, and the popular election of all provincial and district People's Councils. When & if executed, these orders would mark the end of one-party tutelage and the beginning of constitutional democracy in Free China.

In a move to check corruption in handling military supplies, a five-man military tribunal sentenced to death three high officers in the...

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