INDO-CHINA: Internal Affair?


The success or failure of Indo-China's independence movement now rested largely on China. The main forces of the rebellious Viet Nam ("Distant South," the ancient name for Annam province) had been pushed back to their stronghold in the colony's north. There, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's troops, sent to disarm the Japanese, were in occupation.

Last week a Chungking spokesman declared: the Viet Nam movement was an internal Indo-Chinese affair; while China would not recognize the native "provisional government," neither would it interfere with it. The spokesman also hinted that China wanted a voice...

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