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Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 008. 1956-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1547.

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Facts Forum. (1956-10). Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 008. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1547

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date October 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Energy & Sustainability Research Collection
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Transcript "■"-■ A new East-West highway is being built through Formosa's mountains. oven. Finally they were allowed to disembark, again at gun point, and were herded into the tiny waiting room of a local airline, where they spent the night sleeping on tables. This unfortunate episode occurred first, because the plane was British, and Britain recognizes Red China. Second, among the passengers were businessmen from all over Southeast Asia, and who knows but that there were Communists among the lot? The fact that there also were people — British. Chinese and Southeast Asians — who might very well be impressed by courteous treatment, entirely escaped the trigger-happy Nationalists. Fear Alienates Friends It is obviously a part of Communist strategy to isolate Free China, and this aim i.s being accomplished. Free China has but few friends in Southeast Asia, in spite of the magnificent story it has tei tell. Vet the Nationalist government spent the better part of June wrangling with the Philippines, one of its few remaining friends. The cause? A Filipino had landed on an uninhabited island in the South China Sea, and removed a Chinese flag. No one lives on the island, ancl no one ever will live there. But because she is frightened, because "face" is still important, the government of Free China engaged in weeks of stupid controversy with one of the few safely anti-Communist gov- t-iiiine-nts in Asia. Page 6 There is an interesting sidelight to this episode. An American radio network had asked President Chiang Kai- shek for a feature interview which would have been carried by several hundred stations. But the Chinese Foreign Ministry was so busy writing and translating indignant notes for transmission to the government of the Philippines that it could not spare a single man to translate the epiestions for the interview into Chinese. Stakes Extremely High It must be- obvious that the stakes in Asia are extremely high, that United Nations membership for Reel China cannot be allowed on the basis of America's national interest. At the very best it will mean American prestige will sink to a new low. And, at worst, it will be a long step toward loss of a continent. But this is the negative aspect of the problem. It is not enough merely to block the Communists in their efforts to seat Red China. For if the effort fails this year, it will be tried again. And all the while the Communists will be continuing their infiltration of Southeast Asia anel Japan. What, of a positive nature, can be done to offset Red China's growing prestige, her so-far-successful efforts to infiltrate and subvert the people of Asia? Veteran Far East correspondent Rodney Gilbert, in a new ly published book, Competitive Coexistence (FreeJ Enterprise Publications), states that] "Red China can not only be destroyed] from without, but can be destroyed from within; and in a relatively short I time." Gilbert sees three ways in j which the Chinese Reds might be de-l stroyed. One would be a spontaneous | ancl reckless popular revolt, in which j he believes Communist soldiers would join. The second would be a conspin | acy within the top Red Army convl mand. Ancl the third would be a movement touched off by a Chinese Nationalist landing on the China coast. Chinese Reds Face Problems There is growing evidence of serf1 ous unrest in China. Currently there are revolts under way in Tibet and i" Inner Mongolia. But let us admit tin'* Mr. Gilbert is too optimistic, that revolt of a general nature is not now i" sight. Even so, it seems obvious that] the Chinese Reds are facing seriow | problems. And if it is an aim of the United States to contain ancl eventually force the defeat of communism- it is certainly the height of folly to consider admitting Red China to the United Nations. For, with admission- there will come increased trade, wlii*-'1 the Chinese need badly. Anything which in any way eases the probli'i'1' of these gangsters is contrary to th' best interests of the Free World a'1' of the United States. But even more pertinent than h>* observations about the inevitability " revolt, is a .suggestion Mr. Cill"'r makes in his book. To hasten the c""1' ing of a massive counter-revolutii'1'- Gilbert suggests the use of the org'1"' ized expression of anti-Commun** sentiment in all the Chinese coinm"' nities outside Red China. An effectWJ and continuous expression of hostih" to and contempt for Red tyranny " the homeland of the 12 milliem ove1' seas Chinese will, Gilbert belieVjj have a devastating effect upon ■*J morale of millions of Comniu111' cadres, propagandists, thc stud*? bodies of Chinese schools, ancl the- fleers of the Reel Army. Gilbert writes, "A small part of "' money tossed into 'neutralist' state's Asia, with a sneer for thanks. \vn" finance the organization of articii'*' anti-communism throughout the C - ncse communities in Southeast \*1'1, Although he does not go quite enough. Gilbert has hit the nail on "!j head. There is an antidote, which Continued on -wfe'1' Facts Forum News, October, I™
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