13 APRIL 1929, Page 2

Chiang Kai-shek has had, so far, all the success of

which he dreamed. No one has come to the rescue of the Wuhan rulers and the Kwangsi party. These insur- gents have been driven steadily southwards. Hankow is now under the rule of a Peace Committee. Fing Yu-hsiang joined in on the side of Chiang and the Nanking Government, but as he did not do so till the last moment he is not freed from suspicion of doubtful loyalty. If Chiang can consolidate his notable success there will be a better prospect of a united China than there has been for many years.

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