CHINA: The Philosopher Departs

Few diplomats of any nation have been more popular in the U.S. than slight, charming Hu Shih, China's foremost living scholar, China's Ambassador to the U.S. since 1938. Last week Chiang Kai-shek recalled Ambassador Hu, replaced him with Dr. Wei Tao-ming. The Gissimo did not say why.

True, 51-year-old Dr. Hu had a scholarly disinclination for propagandistic finagling, and everyone knew that U.S. Lend-Lease aid to China was monumentally short of what China could use. But many U.S. citizens agreed that Dr. Hu had more than made good his remark in returning...

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