CHINA: City of Victory

"I will accept without evasion the severest punishment, even to the extent of being boiled in oil or having my physical self dismembered into many parts as a so-called war criminal . . . Cooperation between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party is most urgently required . . . I hope now to convert the hostilities into peace and save the people. My heart is as clear as pure water."

In Peiping, heady with triumph, Communist Boss Mao Tse-tung last week pondered this telegram from China's Acting President Li Tsung-jen. No victor in China's millennial history had ever received a...

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