CHINA: Stand Up & Fight

China's slim, brisk Nationalist Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek last week got the ominous news that four Japanese major generals were closeted in Dairen to draw up a "new policy" toward China. Unless Chiang's Nationalist Kuomintang Party starts acting as if it were really pro-Japanese, Japan, according to the four major generals, will feel obliged to detach China's five rich northern provinces from Nanking's rule, set up puppet governors and collect revenues.

Briskly Chiang climbed into his personal plane, buzzed north to Shansi Province to talk things over with the key war lords in...

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