A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 7, 1950

Dear Time-Reader

The material for this week's cover story on K. C. Wu, governor of threatened Formosa, has been drawn from many sources, including firsthand guidance from John Osborne, TIME-LIFE senior correspondent in the Far East. Osborne took off for the Far East a month before the Korean war began. It was a new experience for a seasoned correspondent whose geographical beat during the last 20 years has been mainly Europe and the Americas.

A former reporter for the Associated Press and newspapers in Washington and the South, Osborne joined TIME in 1938 as a National Affairs writer. After the war began, he...

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