Visitors arriving at Taipei, capital of Formosa, are presented with an illustrated booklet, compliments of the Nationalist government. The booklet explains Nationalist policy: "It is vital for us to do well in Taiwan [Chinese name for Formosa]. It is not only a desirable end in itself; it is also the basis of hope for an eventual return to the mainland." It is now 30 months since the Nationalists were hurled out of China. Last week TIME'S Hong Kong Bureau Chief Robert Neville, after a tour of Formosa, reported on how the Nationalists are doing there:

THE Nationalists' accomplishments in Formosa tall somewhat...

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