Radio: China Speaks Japanese

From an underground concrete shell just outside Chungking "The Voice of China" talks to the world—especially to Japan. Throughout its three-year life The Voice (35-kilowatt station XGOY) has suffered World War II's most persistent, punishing bombing. Once bomb blasts tore down its antennas; thrice its studios have been totally destroyed. Somehow or other, The Voice has managed to keep speaking every day.

Often—and eloquently—it speaks Japanese. Because short-wave reception has been banned in Japan, XGOY talks to its foe (by relay) through China's most powerful medium-wave station XPRA at Kunming. Some of the broadcasters are Chinese who were born or raised...

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