Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 3. May 3, 1944
The lack of co-operation of the Central Chinese government cannot be dismissed as a purely internal Chinese matter, for it vitally affects every member of the United Nations, including, of course, New Zealand, with so many of her soldiers fighting the Japanese in the Pacific. Reaction in China is sabotage to the Allied cause.
"The elders are not keen on publicizing disputes within the family," explained a government official on refusing to allow a foreign newspaper correspondent to go to Yennan, capital of the Border region. Perhaps that is how they feel. But regimented education and repression cannot-keep China in a state of feudalism indefinitely, It is not without grave fears we see this weakening of democracy in China and of the Chinese government.