CHINA: It Appears Impossible

Last week U.S. Ambassador John Leighton Stuart and Special Envoy George Catlett Marshall wearily admitted that their efforts to bring peace to China had all but failed. In a joint statement from Nanking they said:

"[We] have been exploring together every possibility of terminating the present growing conflict. . . . The desire for peaceful solution . . . appears practically unanimous on the part of the people. The economic situation demands a prompt solution if a disastrous collapse is to be avoided. Fighting . . . threatens to engulf the country. ....

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