HONG KONG: The Cruise of the Pak Tang

One morning early last month the 21-ton motor junk Pak Tang (Whits Surge) cleared the tiny South China coastal island of Tarn Kung and headed for Changchow. Aboard the Pak Tang were 35 migrant laborers who since early April had been building a breakwater on Tarn Kung. These were the proletariat of the "New China"—men who under the Nationalists had been schoolteachers, civil servants, army and police officers. They were all together by prearrangement. They had complained to their bosses that the three smaller junks in which they usually traveled made them...

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