Indonesia: In Search of a Future

The refugees from Red Guard terror who trickled out of China last week must have done a double take as they reached Hong Kong. There, queued up in Kowloon Station beside the mid-morning train to Canton were hundreds of Chinese waiting to go home. There were teen-age girls in distinctly non-proletarian blouses, old men in bourgeois pin-striped suits, and women whose arms were draped with heavy jackets in anticipation of the chilly Chinese autumn. The refugees-in-reverse were overseas Chinese from Indonesia, some 4,000 of whom have fled back to the mainland in recent months.

Many of Indonesia's 2,500,000 resident Chinese...

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