CHINA: No. 2

The Japanese were 310 miles from Chungking (see WORLD BATTLEFRONTS). In China's darkest hour Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek girded his Government for the trial. He appointed his able, U.S.educated brother-in-law, Foreign Minister T. V. Soong, the Executive Yuan's Acting President. He relieved his brother-in-law and former Finance Minister H. H. Kung, now in the U.S., of the vice presidency. (Another likely appointment: Dr. Wu Ting-chang, banker and Kweichow Governor, as Executive Yuan Secretary.)

At 50, T. V. Soong now holds China's No. 2 post. All Asia knows him as "T.V." —the...

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