CHINA: Path of Democracy

On the eve of China's greatest triumph —the formal surrender of the Japanese at Nanking (see INTERNATIONAL)—indefatigable Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek looked ahead. To his nation of 450,000,000 he proclaimed:

"On this occasion of nationwide rejoicing, I wish to make known to our people the most important and fundamental domestic policies of the National Government. . . .

"First, the fundamental object of our national revolution ... is ... the establishment of a new China based on the Three People's Principles. . . .*

"Our people should be given ample opportunity to rest and recuperate....

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