CHINA: Vacuum

Mediator George C. Marshall had whisked U.S. policy out of China. In its wake was a vacuum which threw the Chinese Government into crisis. Last week in Washington, Secretary of State George C. Marshall watched the crisis develop without taking or preparing any action. Chiang Kaishek, however, found himself pressed too hard for impassivity; he struck out on several fronts.

Chiang's only definite success of the week was military. His troops in both northern and southern Shantung made good progress in the campaign to clear the Tientsin-Pukow railway line, one of the major...

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