CHINA: Strategic A

"America's predicament . . ." said foreign diplomats in Nanking over their tea last week, and smiled. Watching the ups & downs of Nationalist-Communist negotiations, they were gravely amused by a situation in which the U.S. "won't come in fully and can't get out."

U.S. policy had sought to unite the Nationalists and Communists in a liberal coalition government which might serve as a bridge to Russia instead of a buffer against her. "America's predicament" resulted from the difficulties of uniting two hostile powers. One of them (the Nationalist Government), for reasons...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!