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...

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