Another Kind of Orient Express

Two decades after the chaos that enveloped Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989, the story is finally becoming known of a heroic underground movement that rescued 300 intellectuals, student activists and supporters of the June 4 protest movement. With extensive assistance from the British colonial government, a secret network called "Operation Yellow Bird," after a Chinese proverb in which a bird rescues an insect being eaten buy a grasshopper, smuggled the dissidents out of China to Hong Kong and the west.

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