• Short Summary

    THE COMMUNISTS ARE CONTINUING THEIR DISTURBANCES IN THE BRITISH COLONY OF HONGKONG. THIS SUNDAY (OCT.?

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    THE COMMUNISTS ARE CONTINUING THEIR DISTURBANCES IN THE BRITISH COLONY OF HONGKONG. THIS SUNDAY (OCT. 1), THEY WILL CELEBRATE THE 18TH YEAR IN POWER OF MAO TSE-TUNG, COMMUNIST CHAIRMAN OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC.

    TO MARK THE OCCASION, COMMUNIST-OWNED STORES IN THE COLONY ARE ADORN WITH COMMUNIST FLAGS, PORTRAITS OF MAO AND HUGE DRAWINGS DEPICTING THE UNITY OF CHINESE WORKERS, PEASANTS AND SOLDIERS IN CHINA.

    HONGKONG IS A HAVEN FOR CHINESE-MADE GOODS. MANY COMMUNIST FIRMS HAVE MUSHROOMED IN THE COLONY. SINCE THE START OF THE DISTURBANCES, THESE FIRMS HAVE BEEN SHELTERING THE TROUBLE-MAKERS. POLICE HAVE RAIDED SEVERAL OF THEM AND SEIZED INFLAMMATORY DOCUMENTS AND WEAPONS.

    THE CROWN COLONY WAS LITTLE MORE THAN BARREN ROCK IN 1841 WHEN BRITISH GAINED IT BY TREATY AS THE SITE FOR AN OPEN PORT FOR TRADE WITH CHINA.

    NOW THE COLONY, CONSISTING OF HONGKONG ISLAND, A PORTION OF THE MAINLAND AND A NUMBER OF OTHER ISLANDS HAS A POPULATION OF NEARLY FOUR MILLION COVERING 398 SQUARE MILES.

    BRITAIN OBTAINED THE LEASE IN PERPETUITY OF THE ISLAND OF HONGKONG BY THE CONVENTION OF CHUENPI, AND THE ISLAND WAS FORMALLY OCCUPIED BY A NAVAL PARTY IN JANUARY 1841. THE TREATY OF NANKING A YEAR LATER RECOGNISED THE CESSION IN THE PERPETUITY OF THE ISLAND TO BRITAIN.

    ONE OF HONGKONG'S GREAT SOCIAL PROBLEMS SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR HAS BEEN TO PROVIDE HOUSING FOR THE EXPANDING POPULATION. IT IS NOW ESTABLISH AS AN INDUSTRIAL TERRITORY WITH AN ECONOMY BASED ON EXPORTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA62WXB4PAUKL9OTWXDCLIO3P0N
    Media URN:
    VLVA62WXB4PAUKL9OTWXDCLIO3P0N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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