CONFERENCES: Views of the World

After Cripps went home to devalue the pound, Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin stayed on in Washington. He had a meal with Secretary of State Dean Acheson, Vice President Barkley and Senator Tom Connally. Then Bevin and Acheson settled down with platoons of experts to compare their views of the world. They discussed:

China. Acheson and Bevin agreed that Chiang Kai-shek's government was beyond help and beyond hope, except for the hope that Russia might not be able to exploit the Communist conquest. Britain has heavier investments in China than the U.S. has; she is more eager to stay in business...

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