Foreign News: Next: the Mop-Up

At 52, General Wei Li-huang has what Chinese call a lucky face: smooth features, no pocks or scars. Among generals, such a face is supposed to mean that its owner will not be defeated, killed, wounded or captured by the enemy. But last week, in his new job as Nationalist Army Chief in Manchuria, it looked as though General Wei's luck was fast running out.

In a renewed winter offensive, the Communists had at last fully disrupted the railroad between Peiping and General Wei's headquarters in Mukden. That meant that there was no...

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