CHINA: Not Quite Sure

China's Acting President Li Tsung-jen continued his forlorn efforts to make peace with the Communists. In Peiping, Li's unofficial peace delegation found some signs of Communist cooperation—in matters where the Reds stood to gain by cooperation. Two Nationalist freighters were on the way north loaded with flour for workers in the Communist-ruled Kailan mines. They would return with coal desperately needed in Shanghai.

Li had to make peace not only with the Communists, but with his own Premier, Sun Fo, and the entire Nationalist cabinet, now stubbornly entrenched in Canton. Sun Fo and his faction refuse to go along with Li's...

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