From Hongkong as one of the fastest growing and industrialized cities of the late fifties to the Chinese conflict-zone around Taiwan. Chinese nationalists under Kai Shek are threatened by the Peoples Republic of China under Mao Zedong with heavy bombardment. Mao intends with this second Taiwan Straight Crisis to gain recognition of its international status by the United States, steal the Soviet Union's dominance over the world's communist revolution and most importantly to mobilize the Chinese people to continue the communist revolution in China. About 10 years after this cold war episode Scheler returns to China at the height of the Mao’s Cultural Revolution. He travels masked as a tourist since journalists are not welcomed by the communist leader.