• Short Summary

    TENSION CONTINUES ALONG HONG KONG'S 17-MILE (27 KMS) BORDER WITH THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND NOWHERE IS THE SITUATION MORE LIKELY TO ERUPT AT ANY MOMENT THAN AT SHA TAU KOK VILLAGE.

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    SHA TAU KOK; POLICE STATION IN VILLAGE; ROADBLOCK ALONG BORDER; VEHICLES CHECKED BY POLICE AND TROOPS.




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    Background: TENSION CONTINUES ALONG HONG KONG'S 17-MILE (27 KMS) BORDER WITH THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND NOWHERE IS THE SITUATION MORE LIKELY TO ERUPT AT ANY MOMENT THAN AT SHA TAU KOK VILLAGE. HERE, THE BORDER LINE RUNS DOWN THE MAIN STREET, AND CHINESE COMMUNIST CIVILIANS HAVE REPEATEDLY CROSSED THE BORDER LINE TO PAST UP ANTI-BRITISH POSTERS ONT HE BRITISH SIDE.

    GHURKA TROOPS MANNING THE SHA TAU KOK BORDER POST THREATENED ON FRIDAY TO OPEN FIRE ON THE CHINESE IF THEY ATTACKED ACROSS THE BORDER AGAIN.

    YESTERDAY, GHURKA TROOPS IN SHA TAU KOK REINFORCED THEIR POSITIONS WITH SANDBAGS AFTER THEY HAD BEEN STONED BY CROWDS OF CHINESE.

    CROSSING THE BORDER HERE ON FRIDAY, THE CHINESE INVADED THE FISH MARKET ON THE BRITISH SIDE AND REFUSED TO LEAVE UNTIL FLUSHED OUT WITH TEAR GAS. TROOPS OF THE CHINESE LIBERATION ARMY WERE SEEN ON THE CHINESE SIDE OF THE VILLAGE, BUT APPEARED DISCIPLINED AND I DID NOT INTERVENE.

    LOUDSPEAKER BROADCASTS WARNED CHINESE CIVILIANS THAT THE GHURKAS WOULD OPEN FIRE IF THE ATTACK WAS REPEATED.

    MEANWHILE, THE WHOLE LENGTH OF THE BORDER HAS BEEN CLOSED BY BRITISH AUTHORITIES, EXCEPT A RAIL CROSSING NEAR MAN KAM TO. THERE, WHERE A POLICE POST WAS OVERWHELMED BY CHINESE AND POLICE DISARMED, BRITISH TROOPS TODAY DISMANTLED THE POLICE POST AND BEGAN ERECTING A MORE SUBSTANTIAL DEFENCE POINT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4W835Y80C2RLLH6KZ01PCTC13
    Media URN:
    VLVA4W835Y80C2RLLH6KZ01PCTC13
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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