International: Sinking Patient

China stirred fitfully, like a patient in a coma. The fever line of inflation shot upward—on the Shanghai bourse last week it took nearly 4,500,000 Chinese dollars to buy one U.S. dollar. The Chinese themselves were delighted when G.O.P. Nominee Tom Dewey promptly declared (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) that one of his first aims was to get "military advisers . . . material . . . far greater financial assistance" to China. But many feared the patient might be dead by Inauguration Day.

On the Doorstep. The Communists continued to slash at the arteries of...

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