Foreign News: I Just Want to Go Home

All winter long, while Communist armies moved relentlessly down from the north, U.S. businessmen had gathered at the long, polished bar of the Shanghai American Club for cocktails, a few rolls of liar's dice and endless conversation on the one question paramount in the mind of every Shanghailander: What would happen when the Communists took over? Many had thought that there might be a change for the better: the Communists would at least bring "order." By last week, most U.S. businessmen believed they had their answer. It was not so rosy as most of them had expected.

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