FOREIGN RELATIONS: Pigeonhole for China

Lieutenant General Albert Wedemeyer returned from China a month ago with an official report on China's predicament and needs. The report, circulated among Washington officials, urgently recommended:

¶ Financial and military aid for China within the next 60 days; otherwise the Nanking Government might well lose Manchuria to the Chinese Communists (see FOREIGN NEWS).

¶ Additional long-term grants running close to $1 billion to bolster China's economy; otherwise the disintegration of China might become so rapid that the U.S. would have to abandon that political beachhead in Asia.

The report was kept locked up while State Department officials brooded over it. Last...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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 TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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