Formosa: Problems of Age

It was an official day of celebration throughout the island. Shops were decked with flags, soldiers and schoolchildren marched through the streets, and exploding strings of firecrackers forced bystanders to clap hands to their ears. Nevertheless, there were overtones of concern in Formosa last week when the National Assembly went through the motions of electing Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek to his fourth consecutive six-year term as President of Nationalist China.

The Gimo is now 78. Even he complains that his memory is beginning to fail, and he finds it increasingly difficult to keep his temper in front of foreign diplomats. "A man...

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