A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 17, 1944

To answer some of the questions subscribers all over the world have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes, and distributes its news.

Teddy White of TIME'S Chungking office was the first American newsman in years to enter the forbidden vastnesses of Chinese Turkestan.

This fabled land lies like a sort of buffer state between the empires of Stalin and Chiang Kai-shek—"far beyond the end of the Great Wall, out over the ancient caravan route, six oases to Baboon pass, six oases to Kami, along the rim of the Celestial Mountains, past the Red...

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