The Press: Legman in China

"To hell with the big picture," said Toronto Globe and Mail Reporter William Kinmond when he crossed into Red China last May. Instead, hardboiled, inquisitive Bill Kinmond, 42, set out to report on the country in the down-to-earth fashion in which he regularly covers the Ontario legislature. By last week, when Reporter Kinmond returned to Hong Kong, his first 25 small-picture stories in the Globe and Mail (which plans to run ten more) added up to the broadest, most fact-packed portrait of China to come out of the mainland since the Communists took...