US News

Risking it all to escape from Mao Zedong’s chaotic China

Published by
New York Daily News

“Swimming to Freedom: My Escape From China and the Cultural Revolution” by Kent Wong; Harry N. Abrams (320 pages, $26) ——— China was in chaos. For a decade, Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution deliberately smashed society to bits. People were sent away for brutal re-education. Others simply disappeared. The country was destroying itself, and for many, only one hope remained: Getting out. “Swimming to Freedom: My Escape From China and the Cultural Revolution” is Kent Wong’s memoir of those times. And how those years drove desperate people to try anything – including swimming the six miles to Hong …

Read More

Facebook Comments

Check Also

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham says he tested positive for COVID-19

Published by Reuters By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) ...

Archives