Foreign News: Journey's End

A short, squat bridge perches across a shallow gully at Lo Wu, where Red China and British Hong Kong meet. Railroad tracks as well as a footpath stretch across the bridge, but until last week, no passenger had ridden across since 1949. The thousands of Chinese refugees, European missionaries and businessmen who have crossed the bridge with their wives and children since then have been forced to walk, or more frequently, to limp along the footpath bearing on their weary backs or in their hands those few possessions they were able to wrench from...

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