by A. Doak Barnett
The rise to power of a Communist regime in China has created entirely new problems for the United States in its relationship with the Far East. In the seven years since the Chinese Communists established their People's Republic of China, a tremendous revolution has taken place within China, and the balance of power in the Far East has been fundamentally affected. The transformation of China from a weak nation playing a relatively passive role in world
A. Doak Barnett was in China as an Associate of the Institute of Current World Affairs at the time of Communist takeover in 1949. He was Consultant to the Economic Cooperation Administration in Washington, and Evaluation Officer of the United States Information Service at the Hong Kong Consulate General in 1950-1952. He has written and lectured on Communist China as an Associate of the American Universities Field Staff, based in Hong Kong, and has been a Far East correspondent for the Chicago Daily News Foreign Service.