Hong Kong: Chinese Wall

The wall rose quickly. Along the 22-mile border between Red China and Hong Kong, trucks dropped huge coils of barbed wire, which were strung into a maze 10 ft.

high and 20 ft. wide. But unlike Walter Ulbricht's hated Berlin Wall, the new barrier was not built by the Communists; it was erected by the British last week to keep hungry refugees from the Red Chinese mainland out of the dangerously overcrowded Crown colony of Hong Kong.

With its population already a bloated 3,250,000, Hong Kong can no longer absorb the steady flow of...

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