CHINA: The Battle of Reform

Last week the Chinese War Ministry announced "the most brilliant military feat of the entire war," with the capture of the outposts of the city of Nanchang and the destruction of 20,000 out of 56,000 Japanese troops. But it was neither so brilliant nor so bold a victory as Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek won in his own capital, Chungking.

There in a plenary session of the ruling Kuomintang the Generalissimo stood up and scolded his Party heartily for losing the confidence of the people, for doing a slipshod administrative job, for playing into...

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