Foreign News: Plea

On the eve of China's ninth year of war, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek spoke to the U.S. Said the Generalissimo, at his first Chungking press conference in almost four years:

"Great progress has recently been made in cooperation with the U.S. [Lieut.] General Wedemeyer [Chiang's U.S. chief of staff] has made a distinctive contribution. . . . [Major] General Hurley [U.S. Ambassador in Chungking] has helped immeasurably. . . ."

But China needed U.S. economic aid. Military aid has been greatly increased, but economic help is still far short of China's needs. The Generalissimo hoped the U.S. would send more economic experts—"the more that...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!