CHINA: Search for Facts

At midnight, a U.S. newsman slipped through the windows of the Sian Guest House, evaded sleepy sentries, slopped through the mud of Shensi's capital to a dark crossroad. Muffled, slippered figures challenged him in low tones. Satisfied, the Chinese motioned the foreigner into a v;aiting truck. At dawn the truck was 30 miles beyond the border of Kuomintang China, lurching through the mountains toward Yenan, capital of Communist China. The year: 1939.

Since 1939, no U.S. correspondent has visited Yenan; the Central Government's military cordon around Communist China has effectively halted arms, munitions, medical supplies, funds and correspondents.

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