The Press: Ban Broken

At Hong Kong's Kai Tak airport the day before Christmas, a bundled-up Negro stepped off a night plane from Tokyo, drove to Kowloon railroad station and boarded a train for the 22-mile trip to Lo Wu on the China border. There, in defiance of the State Department's refusal to give U.S. newsmen passports to Red China (TIME, Sept. 3), William Worthy Jr., 36, special correspondent for Baltimore's Negro semiweekly Afro-American, crossed the border, became the first American reporter to enter China in seven years.

In Peking two days later, a plane from Moscow...

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