• Short Summary

    PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ON A 12 DAY VISIT TO BRITISH COLONY OF HONGKONG VISITED THE BRITISH NEW TERRITORIES ON MAINLAND CHINA TOWARDS THE CLOSE OF HER TOUR, ON NOVEMBER, 10TH.

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    PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ON A 12 DAY VISIT TO BRITISH COLONY OF HONGKONG VISITED THE BRITISH NEW TERRITORIES ON MAINLAND CHINA TOWARDS THE CLOSE OF HER TOUR, ON NOVEMBER, 10TH.

    SHE ARRIVED AT THE NEW TERRITORIES ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR OF HONGKONG, SIR ROBERT BLACK. BRITISH NEW TERRITORIES COMPRISES 365 1/2 SQUARE MILES OF LAND LYING BETWEEN THE KOWLOON PENINSULA AND THE CHINESE BORDER AND 235 ISLANDS ISLETS. IT WAS LEASED FROM CHINA ON JULY 1, 1898, FOR 99 YEARS.

    THE PARTY DROVE TO LOK MA CHAU POLICE STATION, FROM WHERE THE PRINCESS LOOKED AT THE CHINESE TERRITORY ACROSS THE BORDER WITH THE HELP OF A MAP, BINOCULARS AND LATER TOOK A TELEPHOTO SHOT OF THE CHINESE TERRITORY WITH A CAMERA BORROWED FROM A PRESSMAN.

    HONGKONG'S LAND FRONTIER WITH CHINA IS 22 MILES LONG, RUNNING FROM MIRS BAY, IN THE EAST, TO DEEP BAY IN THE WEST. FOR MOST OF ITS DISTANCE IT FOLLOWS THE COURSE OF THE SHUM CHUN RIVER, WHICH FLOWS INTO DEEP BAY. THERE ARE THREE POLICE STATIONS ON THE FRONTIER AT SHA TAU KOK, TA KU LING AND LOK MA CHAU. THERE ARE ALSO 12 OBSERVATION POSTS SPACED ALONG THE FRONTIER. FROM THESE, EACH SECTOR OF THE FRONTIER CAN BE KEPT UNDER OBSERVATION. THERE IS A CLOSED AREA APPROXIMATELY 1 1/2 MILES IN DEPTH RUNNING PARALLEL WITH THE BORDER. NO ONE IS ALLOWED INTO THIS AREA WITHOUT A POLICE PERMIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5XIIOV8MKEPM3QZAUEJAG5XH8
    Media URN:
    VLVA5XIIOV8MKEPM3QZAUEJAG5XH8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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