CHINA: High-Flying Terms

In refugee-swollen Shanghai a child collapsed on the steps of a building, too exhausted to unstrap the baby she carried on her back. As she slept, clutching a beggar's cup in her hand, the picture she made was a picture of Nationalist China itself. Last week the bad news that poured into Chiang Kai-shek's tottering capital would have exhausted even the strongest.

Friday, Red Boss Mao Tse-tung loosed a tirade against the "sheer hypocrisy" of Chiang's peace message and countered with eight points of his own that demanded, in effect, unconditional surrender of the...

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