HONG KONG: How Long

Ever since the armies of Communist China rolled up to the borders of Hong Kong last fall, an apprehensive British administration had wondered when the Reds would try to take Hong Kong itself.. Last week, the five-starred flag of Soviet China fluttered ominously in Hong Kong, but the Red army was still on the other side of the border'. How long they would stay there would depend in large measure on the wisdom Hong Kong's rulers displayed in the colony's latest labor crisis.

Christmas Present. On Christmas Eve, grinning conductors on Hong Kong's double-decker trolleys politely refused to accept fares....

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