Foreign News: The Northwest Falls

From Manchuria eastward through Sinkiang, along some 3,500 miles of Inner Asian border between Russia and China, a great shift in power neared completion last week. The vast, potentially rich (oil, coal, gold, wolfram, uranium) territory known as China's Northwest was falling into the Communist orbit.

Silver bullets, as well as lead, cleared the way for the Red victory.

Comfort from Moscow. One of the Northwest's Nationalist strong men had been General Fu Tso-yi, who was called from the Suiyuan back country to defend North China. Last February, outnumbered and outmaneuvered, Fu surrendered Peiping...

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