CHINA: Willkie and the Torches

Wendell Willkie's last days in China were, in every way, the climax of his world-circling trip. They were a climax in the warmth that had everywhere been shown him as a man and as a symbol of the U.S. And he returned this lavish Oriental affection with the most statesmanlike and moving appeal for global understanding and effort, in war and in peace, that had yet come from an Occidental leader (see p. 16).

For four furious days the Chinese Government poured a mass of statistics in the ears of Willkie and his party....

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