Hong Kong: Undesirable Imports

Undesirable Imports

; Queen's Road Central is the focal point of the toniest shopping and business district in one of the world's safest cities. But earlier this month, hundreds of terrified lunchtime pedestrians rushed for cover as four armed jewelry- store robbers opened fire to make their getaway with $1.3 million worth of gold and gems. Although two suspects were nabbed, the heist was one of the more spectacular of the 100-odd armed robberies committed in Hong Kong this year.

Police believe that many of the latest gangsters come from China, recruited by Hong Kong criminal rings. To stop the influx, the British...