CHINA: Diehards' Defeat

Under President Truman's "reamrmation" of an outdated China policy (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), Mediator George C. Marshall has nothing left to mediate. Chiang Kaishek, who, when he was less strong, refused to trust the Communists with a veto position in his Government, is obviously not going to do so after his recent military victories over the Reds.

Instead, Chiang might try to win Marshall's support in a way more realistic than that suggested by the Truman statement. A democratic constitution democratically drafted would give the U.S. a chance to revise its policy and...

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