RED CHINA: Flood & Famine

Behind the great arc that stretches from Shantung province on the Yellow Sea to the southern coast of Kwangtung province on the Gulf of Tonkin, the vast heartland of China was once more beset by its most ancient of enemies—flood and famine. From Kwangtung alone, refugees streamed into the refugee-packed British Crown Colony of Hong Kong at an officially counted rate of 100 a day; how many others came across the Communist border uncounted, no one knew. In the nearby Portuguese colony of Macao, officials estimated that 20,000 Chinese refugees had fled their homeland in...

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