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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 3. May 3, 1944



Despite this United Front agreement, and the measures taken on behalf of this by the Chinese Communists, and in spite of the fact that the guerilla regions or Chinese Soviet Forces (4th and 39th Route Armies) are engaging half the Japanese forces fighting in China, nevertheless, the Chinese Government shows little co-operation. The North-west border region is separated from the rest of China by a cordon sanitaire of front-line troops who are thus immobilised; no military aid by way of guns or ammunition is sent to the 'red' areas. Despite the fact that the Chinese Red Cross aid contributed from overseas is sent to China, no troops from these areas benefit thus.

No medical supplies are being sent to the armies, which are bearing half the weight of the Japanese attack on China.