China: A Small Price to Pay

The old man admitted that he was "very tired," but he walked unassisted across the heavily guarded Lo Wu bridge separating the China mainland from the British colony of Hong Kong. U.S. consular officials were soon en route to welcome the arrival: 79-year-old Bishop James E. Walsh of Baltimore. After twelve years of captivity in a Shanghai prison, the Roman Catholic prelate last week was given his freedom.

At almost the same moment, Peking's New China News Agency announced another American prisoner would not be returning. It said that Hugh Francis Redmond, 50, a businessman from Yonkers, N.Y., had...

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