• Short Summary

    TWO YOUNG HONG KONG POLICEMEN, HELD SINCE SEPTEMBER 29 WHEN THEY ACCIDENTALLY CROSSED INTO THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, WERE RELEASED LAST SUNDAY (26 NOVEMBER).

  • Description

    1.
    LV INTERPRETER WITH TWO POLICEMEN ENTER ROOM AND SIT DOWN
    0.08

    2.
    MV POLICE SPEAK THROUGH INTERPRETER (SOF)
    2.09


    QUESTION: "DID THEY GIVE YOU ANY MAL-TREATMENT WHEN YOU WERE AT THE OTHER SIDE? (CHINESE.........)



    INTERPRETER: "I WOULD SAY THAT TO THE CONTRARY THERE WAS NO PHYSICAL TORTURE OR ANYTHING OF THAT KIND BUT CERTAINLY I WOULD NOT SAY THAT WE HAD NOT SUFFERED ANYTHING SPIRITUALLY. FOR EXAMPLE WE HAD BEEN KEPT IN A ROOM FOR TWO MONTHS AND THAT SORT OF THING."



    QUESTION: "WAS THERE ANY KIND OF POLITICAL INDOCTRINATION AT ALL ATTEMPTED ON THE TWO CONSTABLES?"



    INTERPRETER: "THE ANSWER IS YES."



    QUESTION: "COULD YOU EXPLAIN FURTHER ON WHAT THIS WAS?



    INTERPRETER: "WELL WE WERE GIVEN A COPY, AH, A FEW COPIES OF PUBLICATIONS AND ONE WAS THE QUOTATIONS OF CHAIRMAN MAO'S THOUGHTS AND THE OTHER ONE WAS TO TEACH HOW WE SHOULD SERVE THE PEOPLE AND HOW WE SHOULD DO THIS AND THAT ALONG THE LINES OF THE COMMUNIST THINKING."



    SOF BEGINS: "DID THEY GIVE YOU ANY...........



    SOF ENDS:........LINES OF THE COMMUNIST THINKING."




    Initials JP/VS/CR/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO YOUNG HONG KONG POLICEMEN, HELD SINCE SEPTEMBER 29 WHEN THEY ACCIDENTALLY CROSSED INTO THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, WERE RELEASED LAST SUNDAY (26 NOVEMBER). THE POLICEMEN, CONSTABLES HO YAT KEUNG AND CHAN SHU WANG, WERE EXCHANGED FOR FIVE CHINESE NATIONALS BEING HELD BY HONG KONG AUTHORITIES. SHORTLY AFTER THEIR RELEASE, THE POLICEMEN, SPEAKING THROUGH AN INTERPRETER, GAVE NEWS CONFERENCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3567WX71TJI1FWN5IK4TOFCT4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3567WX71TJI1FWN5IK4TOFCT4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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