• Short Summary

    A UNITED STATES BUSINESSMAN, MR. SIMEON BALDWIN, 57, SAID IN HONG KONG YESTERDAY (7 DECEMBER)?

  • Description

    A UNITED STATES BUSINESSMAN, MR. SIMEON BALDWIN, 57, SAID IN HONG KONG YESTERDAY (7 DECEMBER) THAT HE HAD TO SIGN "QUITE A FEW" CONFESSIONS BEFORE HE WAS RELEASED BY THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AFTER 10 MONTHS IN DETENTION.

    HE AND A WOMAN SECRETARY, MRS. BESSIE HOPE DONALD, 47, WERE SEIZED BY THE CHINESE DURING A HOLIDAY CRUISE IN THEIR YACHT TO THE PORTUGUESE TERRITORY OF MACAO. THEY WERE RELEASED EARLY YESTERDAY.

    HE WAS SPEAKING AT A NEWS CONFERENCE ONLY HOURS AFTER THE TWO HAD BEEN FREED. THEY BOTH APOLOGISED FOR BEING NEARLY AN HOUR LATE AT THE CONFERENCE, SAYING THAT THEY HAD BEEN UP FOR THE LAST 36 HOURS.

    A REPORTED ASKED:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA44NKIFIP181KQVACRMUX68O4L
    Media URN:
    VLVA44NKIFIP181KQVACRMUX68O4L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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