MACAO: Smuggle or Die

Across the river mouth from Hong Kong on the mainland of Red China is the tiny (eleven square miles) Portuguese colony of Macao, whose legitimate industries are the packaging of matches, firecrackers and Sin. Into Macao one day last week came the Portuguese ship Rovuma, with a cargo of iron and steel plates, machine tools and industrial chemicals. That night coolies shifted the Rovuma's freight into motorized junks, which began moving up the Pearl River toward Canton.

Smuggling, for centuries a profitable career in these waters, has been brought to an art by the Communists....

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