Democracy in China

September 1943
New Republic;9/27/43, Vol. 109 Issue 13, p412
Focuses on the possibility of establishment of a democratic constitutional government in China after the end of the World War II. News that a major triumph over fascism has been won, under the personal leadership of Chiang Kai-shek; Rejection of several peace feelers from Japan by the Chinese people; Lining up of China on the side of the Allies and of democracy; Statement of Chiang Kai-shek that the most important phase of national reconstruction is the enforcement of constitutional government; Resolution of the Kuomintang committee that a National Congress will be called within one year after the end of the war, to adopt a constitution; Existence of several political parties in China despite of the opposition by the Communist Party of China; Insistence of the members of the Kuomintang that it has never claimed the right of dictatorship, that it is a democratic party, having started the revolution of 1911.


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