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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript r, . -i President Exclusive Interview with CHIANG KAI-SHEK [/-CHfAMy ZfArlKtANGiHAH -i fORMOSA » PfSC40Q*fS ;->, HONGKONG' ^ » PfSC4£ How Strong is Asia's "Tight Little Island"? For a firsthand picture of the Formosa!) Btrongholdj Facts Forum's Hardy Hurt (left) went directly to the history-making island which lies only ji hundred mil.-s from the <oa«t of Communist China. The STATE OF Till: NATION interview with Generalissimo 1 Huang Kai-shek was conducted al lite Republic of <'.t)inii President's Taipeh office. (). Mr. President, the Communist Chines,' leaders have' repeatedly stated lhat they will invade ami conquer Taiwan, or Formosa as we know it in the United States. Do you believe that the Communists will actually try lo pul this con- stantly repeated and publicized threat into action? A. They have confirmed by action that they mean to carry out their threats. There can be no doubt as to their intentions. However, when they know how determined are China and the United Stales l.e stand together againsl communism and exactly whal a consequence would follow theii en lions. they would certainly think twice before tin \ acted. Q. Ilo vein believe that Soviel liussia would openly anil actively cooperate with the Chinese Communisl die latins if an attempt were made to overthrow Formosa? A. Impi'ialist liussia is 101) per ce'iil behind the Chinese Communisl scheme of invading Taiwan, but she' will nol fighl hv the side of her Communisl stooges in the open. n. \s you well know. President Eisenhower has been given the mandate of the \nieiiean people lo lake all necessary measures to defend and to protect the lie-iuililie e.f China from Communisl aggression. What measures do you believe are essentia]? V. Presidenl Eisenhower ha- taken an essential step in declaring lo both friends and foes that the 1 nited Stales i- determined in help in lhe defense 'if the Republic of China. On our part, we have transferred our garrison troops from the Tachens and redeployed them to strengthen our defenses in lhe area covered lev tin- Sino-American mutual defense arrangement. ARMY OF OLD MEN? Q. Your Aniiv wets evacuated from the mainland in 1949. ll is now 1955. It is consequently concluded by some Ann ri' -ins- that you'll soon be commanding an army of old men. Would you like to comment on this'.'' A. Our armed forces, jusl as ihose of Page 22 einv other country iii the world, el" not always consist of the same men. There are enlistments ami retirements in the forces from time to time. According to our law of national service now in lone'. every Chines,, male citizen between 18 and 15 years of age' is liable lo military service. Young men ate' streaming into the training camps all the linn, anil when their training is completed they join the ranks u, replace over-aged soldiers who then retire. Every year trained officers from military academies are filling vacancies in the forces left by promoted and retired officers. There is einel will !«■ no army of old men in Free China. Q. Only three Senators voted not lo give Presidenl Eisenhower absolute' authority lo help defend Formosa and the islands essentia] to lhe defense' of the present stronghold of Free China. One was Senator Morse, who has said lhal -in h a eli'fe'iise' would involve the strong and definite possibility of having t" invade the mainland of China with American soldiers after the pattern of Korea. Would American soldiers be required to fight Communist forces on the mainland in the defense of Free China7 A. Presidenl Eisenhower has already made il clear that there is no need lo commit United Stales land forces lo the defense of free' China. "BLOW FOR BLOW" Q. Is a cease-fire agreemenl with the Communists possible? \. The present hostilities were resumed last September 3 when the Com- iiiiinisls shelled Qiicmoy. What we have I.e.-n doing since then is only returning blow for blow. To talk with the Com- munists on a cease-fire would not onl) I..- fruitless: worse' than that, ii would encourage their aggression. Q. Il is known that tin- dedicated purpose or crusade of thc Republic of China is to return to the mainland ami liberate tin' people from the- tyranny of Communist domination. The mainland i- reported to he under rigid Communisl control. Ilo veeu have' any evidence lhal there is dissension among Chinese Communist leaders? A. Dissension is in lhe nature of u" Communist parties, the training of then leaders being what il is. lint dissensio' in lhe Chinese Communist regime is "' no importance or consequence utile.-" and until we can counterattack the maif land. Q. The armed forces of Nationali* China are comparatively small as en"1' pared with the immense manpower i* sources available to the Chinese' Communis! dictators. How can you hope I" overthrow the Communists when y»ur forces are -ee greatly outnumbered? A. The outcome of war is decide' neither by th.' size of armies nor "'' supply of manpower alone. Thc "<"~ important factor thai makes all the o» I .re ihi- is the spiritual factor, parli''"' larlv the psychological factor. Ninety-five per cenl of the Chi"fSf Communisl prisoners of war in K"1'''' refused to return to the mainland win' their parents, wives, and children »''''' wailing for them. They chose' to conn ''' Free China. This happened when th''r' was not ei single' Free Chinese soldier"' the Korean Fighting front. Also during the- evacuation of 'J1' Tachens. the whole of the local pn|>ll':'j tion. some 17.000 men, women. :•"! children, chose to come to Taiwan »' the i roops. This proves very clearly lhal the V'1" population on the Chinese mainland |,;"| supply the Communisl army with '"', very few reliable soldiers. Bul on '''' contrary, it is the main reservoir I''"], which Free China will draw its strenpr to defeat lhe Ceiinniunisls. The I"'!'!',',. support is a gigantic though invinci'' force, ll will decide the outcome of ",' ami gives us absolute guarantees for v ''"'>'• „i (,). Communisl agents directed oj' the Kremlin in Moscow have' been hi?"' successful in infiltrating virtnallv •"•" country in the world. Is there cviu''!'.. of a Communisl fifth column opera" in Formosa? \. \\ here there is weakness, ll".''''','. Communist infiltration. Bul there is lie Communist activity in Taiwan FACTS FORUM NEWS, April, '" Q. I'm i 'ali°n, the """list lies fand i,'s , ".' I'uipeh. """Out it9 , ,A- This H keep !"'*'l>lc and fe^rnmen Vork Hi Q- in n, an.ds of r(, *»ve in h, * V We |, •He,, to ^•Wefo A Maele, ''"'e Cl, >■ si,„„ [Sainlan U ■'"""". lh'""se fro fc« ' '"'•' Cl"' her, fi. best, ,, Ca itself H, V""1 ^tio 1 "'"'I 1, "'"I and tight. W .'" "t; O'n-at, d, 'gainst A e.Xpans C ihi" 'le,,. I'.'" I
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