CHINA: The Reluctant Leader

T. V. Soong got an A.B. from Harvard in 1915, returned to China to become one of the top political leaders and one of the wealthiest men of his country. He has been Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, chairman of the board of the Bank of China. During the crucial years 1945-47, he was Premier.

Soong is now living comfortably in the U.S., where much of his money is. He has failed to obey the summons of his brother-in-law, Chiang Kaishek, to go back to Formosa and take his share of responsibility for the...

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