John Osborne, TIME-LiFE senior correspondent in the Far East, visited the Formosan capital of Taipei last week, cabled:

THIS capital teems with testaments to the tragic miscalculations and near-fatal results of U.S. policy toward the Chinese Nationalists and Formosa. The visible, jarring fact is that the U.S. has created a situation which now makes it well-nigh impossible to sustain any effective position whatever on and toward Formosa. If the miscalculations of the State Department are retrieved, it will be only because Formosa's Nationalists, in their extremity, are able and willing to make retrieval possible.

The full import of the U.S. State Department's attitude...

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