War: The Prisoners

For nearly two years, the U.S. State, Department has kept quiet about Americans in China, tried discreetly to help get them out. Last week, having failed, State publicly told the score (but refused to say how it got its information). There are about 215 Americans known to be in China. Of them, 42 are in jail, 20 under "house arrest." Of the prisoners, 46 are missionaries and clerics of various faiths, including one Roman Catholic bishop; four are businessmen; three are students; two are teachers; one is an attorney; one is an airline employee. Four of the Americans are detained...

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