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    Thousands of local Chinese residents in hong Kong turned out yesterday for this year's "Double Tenth" celebration.

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    Thousands of local Chinese residents in hong Kong turned out yesterday for this year's "Double Tenth" celebration.

    At Rennie's Mill in southeast Kowloon, Kuomintang flags lined the road lending to the village, traditionally a stronghold of pro-Taiwanese sentiment. About half of the village's population, many of them former Kuomintang military and government officials, staged a festive celebration to mark the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese republic. School-children, all of them on holiday, waved flags and shouted "Long live Chiang".

    A former Lieutenant-General, Hui Shek-kow, made the only known anti-Peking speech of the day. As in Taiwan, this year's "Double Tenth" celebrations in Hong Kong was generally free of anti-Peking polemics.

    Kuomintang flags vero also evident in various resettlement areas in Hong Kong yesterday, attesting to the large number of pro-Taiwan sympathisers in the Colony. Most of the residents in these resettlement areas are refugees from The People's Republic of China.

    Throughout Hong Kong yesterday, a series of day-long cocktail parties were hold in honour of Nationalist Day. The main function, held at the Hong Kong Hilton, was attended by over 2,000 guests, mostly diplomats, local businessmen, and journalists.

    At the reception, Mr. Hsu Hau Yim, chairman of the Chinese Cultural Association, said that Taiwan would not deviate from its aims, nor will it seek a compromise with Peking, despite the "adverse situations" facing Taiwan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA48ALIQCZETTR9X0MLIEEJF2IY
    Media URN:
    VLVA48ALIQCZETTR9X0MLIEEJF2IY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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