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    HONG KONG'S CHINESE NATIONALISTS WERE YESTERDAY (10 OCT) PREPARING FOR ONE OF THE BIGGEST "DOUBLE TENTH" CELEBRATIONS TO BE SEEN FOR MANY YEARS.

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    HONG KONG'S CHINESE NATIONALISTS WERE YESTERDAY (10 OCT) PREPARING FOR ONE OF THE BIGGEST "DOUBLE TENTH" CELEBRATIONS TO BE SEEN FOR MANY YEARS. THE FESTIVAL CELEBRATED THE 58TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE NATIONALIST CHINESE REPUBLIC.

    THE NATIONALISTS AIM TO GIVE THEIR FESTIVAL A SPECIAL PROMINENCE THIS YEAR TO COUNTER THE CELEBRATIONS HELD BY CHINESE COMMUNISTS IN THE BRITISH CROWN COLONY ON OCTOBER 1 TO MARK THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

    PICTORIAL ARCHES AND NATIONAL FLAGS ARE DISPLAYED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HARBOUR, ESPECIALLY AT THE DOORS OF RESTAURANTS WHERE NATIONALISTS WOULD BE HOLDING FESTIVE DINNER-PARTIES. THE PICTURES INCLUDE PORTRAITS OF DR. SUN YAT-SEN, FOUNDER OF NATIONAL CHINA, AND PRESIDENT CHIANG KAI-SHEK, LEADER OF THE NATIONALISTS ON TAIWAN.

    THE CELEBRATIONS WERE EXPECTED TO REACH A CLIMAX TODAY (SATURDAY) AND ALL POLICE WERE PUT ON STANDBY DUTY IN CASE OF TROUBLE BETWEEN THE OPPOSING FACTIONS.

    IN TAIWAN, PRESIDENT CHIANG KAI-SHEK MARKED THE OCCASION WITH A SPEECH CALLING ON HIS PEOPLE TO REDOUBLE THEIR EFFORTS TO RECOVER THE CHINESE MAINLAND. HE CLAIMED THE PEKING GOVERNMENT WAS FACING A CLIMAX OR CRISIS AND ITS COLLAPSE WOULD COME SOONER THAN MOST PEOPLE EXPECTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA31WRZ2C87T4MD8TNLVFP3QLVQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA31WRZ2C87T4MD8TNLVFP3QLVQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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