CHINA: Loyalties & Tears

Happiest dream of a Chinese is of China fighting Japan and winning. Last month hotheaded southern warlords of Kwangtung and Kwangsi Provinces notified Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek that he must either declare war at once on Japan or be prepared to stop their armies from marching northward, in the general direction of Japan, the immediate direction of Chiang's capital at Nanking. What looked to the Chinese masses like the long-awaited war with Japan was soon revealed to be just plain old-fashioned civil war, as Chiang's Press asserted that the ostensibly anti-Japanese Southerners...

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