THE LIBERATION: Bright with Hope

TIME'S Chungking Correspondent Theodore H. White last week cabled: "China's hopes of peace are brighter than they have been for 20 years.

"The negotiations between Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and Communist leader Mao Tse-tung take place in a land obsessed by the vision of peace and victory. Pressure upon both negotiating parties . . . comes . . . from the very depths of Chinese political consciousness. People are sick to death of war, profiteering, exile, bloodshed and malnutrition. They are entranced by a vision of China in its entirety, handed back to...

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