The Press: Mister Big Cannon

Late one night last week, four Chinese Nationalist cops strode into the shabby living room of Kung Teh-pai, editor of Nanking's National Salvation Daily (circ. 15,000). Without a word, stubby, rugged Editor Kung, who has well earned his reputation as China's most outspoken editor, reached for his hat. After 25 years of writing what he thought — and eight previous arrests — Kung knew what to expect. He told his wife: "You can reach me at the prison." The day before, Kung had written a long, angry editorial accusing retired President Chiang Kai-shek of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!