CHINA: Before Storms & Winds

Along South China's invasion coast, facing the Nationalist islands of Formosa and Hainan, Communist generals are drilling a million men, assembling thousands of junks and sampans for amphibious assault. How firmly will Nationalist China hold out in her island remnants? Last week TIME Correspondent Wilson Fielder surveyed Formosa's defenses. His report:

In the foothills of southern Formosa's terraced mountains, youthful soldiers shout "Shat Sha!" (Kill! Kill!) as they lunge at practice dummies with bayonets. The huge military training camp at Feng-shan echoes with machine-gun chatter, and squads of infantrymen work under live ammunition fire. Fengshan's combat course is modeled after...

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