Chiang Kai-shek has denounced the Konoe Declaration 29 and the defection of Wang Jingwei and has announced his [Wang's] dismissal from the party. This demonstrates the beginning of the separation in China between those who want to fight and those want to compromise. Some of the wavering elements in the Anti-Japanese National United Front have transformed themselves from a pro-Japanese faction into a clique of traitors. This marks great progress in China's War of Resistance and the Anti-Japanese National United Front. This is a fundamental characteristic of the current situation. This characteristic has been expressed at the meetings of high-level military commanders in the southwest and northwest. It will also express itself at the forthcoming Fifth Plenum of the GMD CC. However, this progress in party and political affairs, generally speaking, lags behind progress in military operations.