• Short Summary

    IN ADDITION TO THE WIDELY-REPORTED CHINESE DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES IN HONG KONG, SIMILAR DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE NEARBY PORTUGUESE COLONY OF MACAO HAVE REACHED THE STAGE WHERE BRITAIN IS REPORTED TO BE CONSIDERING WHETHER IT IS WORTHWHILE MAINTAINING THE CONSULATE AND OTHER BRITISH OFFICES THERE.

  • Description

    IN ADDITION TO THE WIDELY-REPORTED CHINESE DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES IN HONG KONG, SIMILAR DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE NEARBY PORTUGUESE COLONY OF MACAO HAVE REACHED THE STAGE WHERE BRITAIN IS REPORTED TO BE CONSIDERING WHETHER IT IS WORTHWHILE MAINTAINING THE CONSULATE AND OTHER BRITISH OFFICES THERE.

    BOTH THE CONSULATE AND THE BRITISH VISA OFFICE, WHICH HANDLES APPLICATIONS FOR ENTRY PERMITS TO HONG KONG, WERE CLOSED ON FRIDAY. THE BRITISH CONSUL, MR NORMAN IONS, IS IN HONG KONG FOR CONSULTATIONS WITH THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES THERE. ON WEDNESDAY, A GROUP OF YOUNG CHINESE FORCED MR IONS TO STAND IN THE BURNING SUN FOR SEVEN HOURS.

    IT'S NOW CONSIDERED UNLIKELY THAT MR IONS WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG, ALTHOUGH THE CONSULATE MAY NOT BE OFFICIALLY CLOSED. MOST OF THE CONSULATE STAFF ARE ENGAGED IN HANDLING APPLICATIONS FOR ENTRY PERMITS TO HONG KONG -- BUT OF THIS WORK CAN BE ADMINISTERED FROM THE BRITISH COLONY ITSELF.

    BEFORE LEAVING MACAO ON FRIDAY, MR IONS ADVISED THE ENTIRE TO WITHDRAW TO HONG KONG FOR THE WEEKEND TO GIVE THEM A BREAK FROM THE SUSTAINED ANTI-BRITISH DEMONSTRATIONS. HE TOOK WITH HIM THE VICE CONSUL AND THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE VISA OFFICE.

    THE BRITISH OFFICES IN MACAO HAVE BEEN THE TARGET OF LEFT-WING ABUSE FOR THE PAST FORTNIGHT. STRONGLY WORDED SLOGANS IN CHINESE HAVE BEEN PLASTERED ON BUILDING ALLS ACCUSING THE BRITISH OF COMMITTING ATROCITIES DURING THE RECENT RIOTING IN KOWLOON, HONG KONG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2NLVWL07BYU8QK5741NS1LP2L
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NLVWL07BYU8QK5741NS1LP2L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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