HONG KONG: Flag Poll

Once each year, in October, overseas Chinese wear their hearts on their sleeves, or, more specifically, on their flagpoles. On Oct. 1, the anniversary of the Red conquest, Mao partisans wave the five-starred Communist flag. On Oct. 10, the Nationalist anniversary (called "Double-Ten" because the Chinese Republic was proclaimed in 1911 on the tenth day of the tenth month), the followers of Chiang Kai-shek wave their flags.

Last week in British Hong Kong, which lies within uneasy reach of Communist China, an estimated 150,000 Nationalist flags were courageously displayed on Double-Ten by taxi drivers, shopkeepers, peddlers and other Chinese, putting...

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