CHINA: Top Secret

Premier T. V. Soong was back in Chungking last week. But what he and Generalissimo Joseph Stalin had talked about in Moscow was a top secret.

One version of the Soong-Stalin talks came from a French source. Primarily, the Chinese Premier had sought Russian support for China's fight against Japan and a Russian pledge not to recognize the Chinese Communist regime. Stalin indicated that he would give the pledge on three conditions : 1 ) China must be democratized through a coalition government worked out between Chungking and Yenan; 2) China must agree to special Russian rights in Sinkiang, Outer...

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