Foreign News: Hao, Hao

What's left of Nationalist China got a lift and a jolt last week.

Early one morning, Chiang Kai-shek's Douglas Skymaster eased down onto the runway of Canton's Milky Way airport. The Gimo, wearing a jungle-green uniform, stepped out waving his sun helmet. It was his first visit to Canton since 1936. A waiting group of Kuomintang officials heard again his familiar "Hao, hao" (good, good). Chiang's bull-necked son, Chiang Ching-kuo, hustled his father into a waiting 1948 DeSoto, and the pair sped off to visit Acting President Li Tsung-jen and Premier Yen Hsi-shan. Li and Yen, who had not been informed in...

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