Foreign News: Sugar-Coated Poison

The Gimo had all but yielded to repeated pleas for his resignation and a peace bid to the Communists. How could Chiang Kai-shek hold out when his Northwest commander, Chang Chih-chung, had counseled another effort to negotiate? When the commander of the armies defending Nanking, sturdy Pai Chung-hsi, had wired him to step aside? Even his sworn brother, ex-Premier Chang Chun, had urged him to "retire into the clouds" and let others less disagreeable to the enemy make overtures for peace. Vice President Li Tsung-jen was ready to propose a cease-fire and immediate...

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