CHINA: Very Critical

China's new Premier, Sun Fo, stepped gingerly from a shiny black Packard at the entrance to Nanking's green-tiled Executive Yuan one morning last week. Leaning on a cane to take the weight off his left leg, from which a two-pound tumor had recently been removed, he limped up three flights of stairs to an unheated conference room,'where his cabinet waited formally to assume office.

Twenty-two ministers, bundled in overcoats, sat at a long table, posed briefly for photographers. The Premier was flanked by two of his "policymaking" ministers without portfolio—swarthy ex-Premier Chang...

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