CHINA: Emergency As Usual

The Pan American-operated China National Aviation Company, which specializes in such spectacular aerial adventures as flying a DC3 with a patched-up DC2 wing, threading across Japanese lines at night and aiding in the evacuation of doomed Chinese cities, added another hair-raising chapter to its history last week.

Caught in Hong Kong when war blasted its way onto the Pacific were a handful of Chinese notables, including Finance Minister and Vice Premier H. H. ("Daddy") Kung, his wife and her Soong sister, Madame Sun Yatsen, and much-loved, much-honored K. P. Chen, head of...

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