Foreign News: The Flight of Refugees From China


Month after month, the refugees straggle into Macao, Portugal's ancient island colony just off the Chinese mainland. Ever since Mao Tse-tung launched his drive to force peasants off their land and into communes two years ago, the trickle has averaged 200 a month. But in recent weeks the slow flow has tripled and quadrupled. Among the recent refugees was one Kou Kong-kit, 20. Kou's story:

TWO years ago, Kou had been a carefree student, the son of a small landowner in Kwangtung Province's fertile Chungshan County. Then the...

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