China: So Near & So Far

For more than a decade, the morale of Formosa's 2,000,000 Chinese Nationalists has been nourished by the hope that one day they will return to their homeland only 90 miles away across the Formosa Strait. To achieve this goal, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek has kept his powerful army and air force in tiptop shape, and devoured intelligence reports from the mainland. Last week, in a speech celebrating Youth Day, in bustling, prosperous Taipei, he said: "The situation both at home and abroad is such that we can no longer passively wait and see...

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