CHINA: Next: Chungking

With scarcely more than a quiet sigh, Canton last week passed under Communist rule. There was no resistance in the city that had given refuge to China's dying Nationalist government.

Communist forces, completing a 1,500-mile victory march since Mukden's capture almost a year ago, entered from the north. A million Cantonese carried on impassively while the Red underground among them emerged for jubilant street parades and dancing of the yangko.

Before leaving, the garrison of 80,000 Nationalists blew up the Pearl River bridge, damaged the city's power plant, set fire to airfield installations....

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