International: Serene Assurance

Frederick Gruin, TIME'S Nanking correspondent, last week put his tongue in his cheek and cabled:

In a notable week of the Atomic Age, when the No. 1 Communist state has seemingly cleared the way for atomic supervision, you might find the No. 2 Communist state's opinion on the atomic bomb also noteworthy. No. 2, of course, is Communist China, which, in the words of Anna Louise Strong, has "an area almost equal to that part of the United States east of the Mississippi River." As Anna Louise left Yenan this week, after a sympathetic stint of several months, she had "the privilege...

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