National Geographic : 1962 Jan
KODACHROMEBY BRIAN BRAKE, MAGNUM(C) NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICSOCIETY Red China's Door to the West Is Lo Wu, Where a Daily Few Walk Out to Freedom Iron-railed bridge across the Sham Chun River links British Crown territory (foreground) with China. Almost any Chinese with proper papers can go in or out. Enforcing inoculation require ments, Hong Kong slowed border traffic last Au gust, when cholera broke out in Kwangtung Prov ince (background). Here a train awaits Hong Kong bound passengers. Hilltop barracks at far right house Red Chinese soldiers. Communist guard at upper right peers across the bamboo curtain at Lo Wu; another inspects bags. Passengers must walk across the border and change trains, but freight cars cross daily in both directions. Hong Kong police check identity cards of Chi nese crossing the frontier. Others, still in Commu nist territory, wait their turn beneath a sign pro claiming, "Long Live the Grand Union of the Peoples of the World."