CHINA: Report on Formosa

"Desperation," said the new governor of Formosa last week, "is the mother of reform . . . We've got to try new men and new ideas." Shrewd, capable K. C. Wu, onetime mayor of Shanghai and longtime friend of Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek, was talking about plans for the administration and defense of his new domain, the rich, 250-mile-long island of Formosa, which had become the last refuge of China's Nationalist government.

As Governor Wu spoke, the last Nationalist troops on the mainland were streaming across the border into Indo-China, and the Chinese Communists...

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