HONG KONG: Trouble on the Double Tenth

The overcrowded Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the scene of a quiet but intense battle for the loyalties of its 2,500,000 Chinese inhabitants. Each year the measure of the battle is in the num ber of flags that fly on Red China's National Day on Oct. 1 and Nationalist China's older "Double Tenth"* anniver sary on Oct. 10. As the Double Tenth dawned last week, the white-starred banner of the Republic of China seemed to have peacefully triumphed over the five-starred Red flag. Then an impetuous official ripped down two Nationalist...

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