CHINA: I Am Very Optimistic

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Victory finally came to China—a great double triumph in war and diplomacy. There were still uncertainties ahead—as there were uncertainties ahead of every power in the world, great and small. But never in modern times had the great nation of 450,000,000 people been so close to an era of peace and progress. After a century of foreign intervention and meddling western imperialism, China was mistress of her own house and her own destiny.

Back to Nanking. The big moment came at Chihkiang, a sun-baked Allied air base in Central China. A...

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