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Some Triangle Residents Fled Hong Kong Before Takeover

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RALEIGH — Knowing the handover of Hong Kong to Chinawould occur, many fled their native land to live in the Triangle. Someleft because they feared the loss of economic freedoms to communism, butmany, like Christina Lee, say it's the religious freedom they feared wouldbe the first to go under communist rule.

Lee has few family ties left in Hong Kong. Most of her family fled knowing this day of change would come.

As a child Christina attended a school established by Christian missionaries offering courses in scriptural studies. She says she's nowconcerned that religion may not be taught.

She trusts capitalism will survive for the time being and evenhopes Hong Kong's economic freedoms will spill over into the rest ofChina.

Still... Christina fears freedom and communism won't mix.

Lee's husband teaches at the UNC School of Medicine.


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