CHINA: Happy Birthday

His armies had given him the city of Antung. His people paraded, ate "longevity noodles," displayed a million photographs and set off a billion firecrackers. In recently starving Hunan Province, his statue would soon surmount a mountain peak. Over Nanking, formations of Chinese airforce planes spelled out "six ten longevity."

On a tiny, sun-warmed island in Wusih's Lake Tai Hu, Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek celebrated his 60th birthday with his wife and friends. He said it was the happiest day he had spent in ten years, unmarred even by the clatter and stink...

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