Red China: Refugee from the Tiger Squad

Of the million refugees who have poured into Hong Kong from Red China since 1949, most have been farmers and fishermen fleeing overwork and hunger. In Hong Kong last week, TIME Correspondent Loren Fessler interviewed a rarity among the refugees: Chan Po-cheung, 30, a self-confident young man who served the Communists for years as a party stalwart and a high-ranking officer in the feared Public Security Bureau. Chan's story offers a striking insight into the life of both oppressors and oppressed in Red China. It also shows that in the past year...

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