Foreign News: One-Eyed Dragon

One of the most arresting figures in the motley hierarchy of Chinese Communism lunged from his lair last week. He was General Liu the One-Eyed Dragon. Liu's life dramatically paces the chronology of China's agony.

The son of Szechuan-born peasants, Liu Po-cheng early became a soldier, fighting the warlords' battles. In one early encounter, he lost an eye and gained his nickname. During the brief marriage of the Kuomintang and the Communists, he fought for Chiang Kaishek. After Chiang split with the Communists, Liu went to the Moscow Military Academy. On the Communists'...

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