CHINA: We Must Help Ourselves

The high, earnest voice rang with new confidence. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek was sure that his Government, having survived the war itself, would overcome "the ravages, dislocations and internal disturbances" of the war's aftermath.

Before a Supreme Economic Council, charged with promoting China's reconstruction, the Generalissimo struck a significant, realistic note. He called upon his councilors to lean primarily upon China's own resources for China's revival. "Our problems cannot be entirely solved by aid from other nations. We must help ourselves. Our entire national future hinges on our ability to tap within ourselves the forces of constructive energy which are the key...

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