CHINA: Crime & Punishment

From the two Chinas, Nationalist and Communist, came stories of corruption.

Men of Intrigue. Nationalist China reached to Washington to make its charge. The accused: Lieut. General Mao Pang-chu, 47, a fellow villager (Fenghua in Chekiang province) of Chiang Kaishek, stationed in the U.S. since 1943 as chief of his government's aviation procurement. The accusation: in the past five years, Mao 1) failed to account for almost $20 million in aviation procurement funds placed at his disposal, 2) protected disloyal staffmen and 3) spread rumors undermining the prestige of Nationalist China.


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