The Hong Kong authorities are planning to adopt new measures to limit the immigrant flow from China, which is placing great strain on a social welfare programme already stretched to the limit by five thousand Vietnamese 'boat people' who have been admitted to the colony.
LV PAN & CU Sham Shui Po refugee camp buildings and sign at entrance (TWO SHOTS)
SV PAN girl carrying suitcase
SV family on waterfront
SV two shallow-bottomed boats
SV man taking picture of children on waterfront
SV women and children outside refugee buildings (TWO SHOTS)
LV ZOOM IN washing on line outside hut
SV INTERIOR children playing on bed in hut
LV & CU PAN EXTERIOR huts and sign offering shoe repair service (TWO SHOTS)
SV woman hanging washing on line
CU smiling refugee children
Many other countries in South-East Asia, including Malaysia and Thailand, are also refusing entry by more Indo-chinese refugees. Another refugee-laden freighter, the Tung An, is at present anchored in Manila Bay, having been refused permission to dock by the Philippines authorities. Hong Kong has launched a massive airlift operation to keep the Huey Fong supplied with food. According to one estimate, provisioning refugees on the high seas has already coast the Hong Kong government one hundred and five thousand pounds Sterling (two hundred and ten thousand dollars U.S)
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Background: The Hong Kong authorities are planning to adopt new measures to limit the immigrant flow from China, which is placing great strain on a social welfare programme already stretched to the limit by five thousand Vietnamese 'boat people' who have been admitted to the colony. On Wednesday (10 January) Hong Kong adopted stiff new laws to dissuade unscrupulous captains from landing boat-loads of fee-paying refugees in the country. The new laws have been prompted by the presence of the refugee-laden Taiwanese freighter, Huey Fong, just outside territorial waters. For three weeks the authorities have refused to allow the ship to dock because Hong Kong was not its first port of call. At present an old army camp in Kowloon provides a temporary home for two thousand Vietnamese who have managed to find refuge in Hong Kong.