• Short Summary

    A DIPLOMATIC WRANGLE BETWEEN HOLLAND AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ENDED TODAY (FRIDAY) WHEN EIGHT CHINESE WELDERS LEFT THE HAGUE AFTER FIVE MONTHS OF VIRTUAL HOUSE ARREST IN THE CHINESE DIPLOMATIC MISSION THERE.

  • Description

    A DIPLOMATIC WRANGLE BETWEEN HOLLAND AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ENDED TODAY (FRIDAY) WHEN EIGHT CHINESE WELDERS LEFT THE HAGUE AFTER FIVE MONTHS OF VIRTUAL HOUSE ARREST IN THE CHINESE DIPLOMATIC MISSION THERE.

    THE TROUBLE STARTED IN JULY, WHEN ANOTHER WELDER DIED MYSTERIOUSLY. HE WAS PART OF A GROUP WHO'D COME TO HOLLAND FOR AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, AND HE WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS OUTSIDE THE CHINESE MISSION. HE WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL SUFFERING FROM A FRACTURED SKULL, BUT DESPITE DOCTOR'S PROTESTS OFFICIALS FROM THE MISSION TOOK HIM BACK THERE, WHERE HE DIED THE FOLLOWING DAY.

    DUTCH OFFICIALS WERE REFUSED PERMISSION TO INTERVIEW THE DAD MAN'S COLLEAGUES, AND EVER SINCE POLICE HAVE KEPT A WATCH ON THE MISSION TO PREVENT THEM FROM LEAVING UNNOTICED.

    IN PEKING, THE DUTCH CHARGE D'AFFAIRES WAS CONFINED TO HIS QUARTERS IN RETALIATION. BUT TODAY IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC IMMEDIATELY, AND THE WELDERS LEFT HOLLAND BY AIR.

    THE DEADLOCK WAS BROKEN YESTERDAY WHEN DUTCH OFFICIALS WERE ALLOWED TO QUESTION THE EIGHT WELDERS. THERE WAS NO OFFICIALS STATEMENT, BUT DUTCH NEWSPAPERS SAID THE CHINESE HANDED OVER A STATEMENT BY THE WELDERS THAT THEIR COLLEAGUE HAD COMMITTED SUICIDE.

    THERE WAS A LAST GESTURE AT THE AIRPORT...THE WELDERS READ ALOUD FROM BOOKS CONTAINING QUOTES FROM THE WORKS OF MAO TSE TUNG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4H6SDCOYH6K2CTRFCULFFCFR0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4H6SDCOYH6K2CTRFCULFFCFR0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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