CHINA: T.V's Bet

Just before the A.E.F. took the offensive last week, China's shrewd Foreign Minister T. V. Soong, back in Chungking after more than two years' work in Washington, placed a heavy bet on the U.S. Seated beneath a portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Minister Soong declared that the U.S. was building "a great army, a tough army, an army that will be unbeatable. I came away from the United States with the distinct impression that uphill toil is now over. I left Washington with a feeling of restrained optimism. One is struck by the tremendous efforts exerted by the American people."


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