CHINA: The Invisible Refugees

Peking tries to resettle its exiles from Viet Nam

While world attention has been riveted on the tragic exodus of 500,000 Vietnamese boat people who have escaped by sea to Southeast Asia, another virtually invisible stream of 251,000 refugees has made its way overland into the People's Republic of China. Ethnic Chinese, they have been driven out of Viet Nam in the past 18 months when they became the target of anti-Chinese prejudice — exacerbated by heightened hostility between Hanoi and Peking. Little was known of their fate until last week when Peking,...

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