• Short Summary

    A United Nations official has announced that Hong Kong is to withhold cash allowances for food from Vietnamese refugees -- to induce them to take jobs and help support themselves.

  • Description

    A United Nations official has announced that Hong Kong is to withhold cash allowances for food from Vietnamese refugees -- to induce them to take jobs and help support themselves. With the current labour shortage in Hong Kong, the U.N. says that self-help is available, but they will continue to assist special cases such as old people. The United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, Mr. Poul Hartling has meanwhile held talks with French President Giscard D'Estaing, on the growing refugee problem. With the upcoming U.N. conference on refugees in Geneva, scheduled for the twentieth and twenty-first of this month, Mr. Hartling is to hold preliminary talks with several countries concerned by the influx of refugees from Indochina.

    SYNOPSIS: M. Hartling met President Giscard at the Elysee Palace on Wednesday (4 July). He has already made trips to the United States and China to discuss the refugee problem.

    The French have said they will take seven thousand four hundred refugees -- the highest offer made by a Western nation so far.

    With the continuing influx of 'Boat People' from Vietnam, the South China Morning Post newspaper has voiced its support for Britain's call for an economic boycott of Vietnam.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40HJ0XKNSA2KF8M8FM4REOV5C
    Media URN:
    VLVA40HJ0XKNSA2KF8M8FM4REOV5C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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