CHINA: If They Have the Heart

Besides Formosa, Nationalist China has another beleaguered island redoubt. Oyster-shaped, about twice the size of New Jersey, with 3,000,000 inhabitants, Hainan Island lies in the South China Sea, only 15 miles from the Red mainland. The Japanese used it as a training ground and springboard for their conquest of Indo-China, Malaya and Singapore. From Hainan last week TIME Correspondent Wilson Fielder reported:

Tiny, thin-faced General Hsueh Yueh is known as China's Little Tiger. Thrice he clawed the Japanese at Changsha in 1941. Now, on tropical Hainan, the Little Tiger watches the weather...

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