National Geographic : 1959 Dec
KODACHROMESBY MELVILLE BELL GROSVENOR(OPPOSITE) AND W. E . GARRETT, NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSTAFF © N.G .S . Memories of Terror Shadow the Face of a Fugitive Child in Hong Kong Voting with their feet for freedom, Chinese in flight from Communism slip into the British Crown Colony at the rate of 10,000 a month. Refugees live on rooftops, crowd shanty towns, and cram sampans and junks. Awaiting new government housing, this girl and her baby brother inhabit a scrap-wood shack in the New Territories. To provide employment for a million immigrants, the colony fosters new industries. from textiles, rug weaving, and boatbuilding to the manufacture of flashlight batteries. Family Life Goes On Afloat in Nested Junks and Sampans As many as 90 refugees crowd aboard a single junk to reach the colony. Behind this 854 hill in the New Territories lurk Red Chinese pirates, ready for plundering raids.