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    FIELD MARSHAL VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN ARRIVED IN HONG KONG ON 19TH MAY ON HIS WAY TO COMMUNIST CHINA.

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    FIELD MARSHAL VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN ARRIVED IN HONG KONG ON 19TH MAY ON HIS WAY TO COMMUNIST CHINA.

    AT HONG KONG'S KAI TAK AIRPORT, THE CONTROVERSIAL SOLDIER WAS RECEIVED BY BRIGADIER D.D. McCREADY, REPRESENTING THE COMMANDER, BRITISH FORCES IN HONG KONG AND CAPT. D.G. DEDMAN, AIDE-DE-CAMP TO THE GOVERNOR.

    THE FIELD MARSHAL WILL STAY IN HONG KONG THREE DAYS BEFORE PROCEEDING TO CHINA ON 23RD (MONDAY), WHERE HE WILL HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH CHINESE LEADERS. HE INDICATED HE WOULD MEET MR. MAO TSE-TUNG AND OTHER CHINESE LEADERS DURING HIS SIX DAY VISIT "TO SEE WHAT THE CHINESE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE WORLD SITUATION."
    ON 20TH HE ADDRESSED A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CHINA FLEET CLUB IN HONG KONG.

    HE SAID IF ANYBODY TRIED TO "PINCH" HONG KONG IT WILL BE WAR WITH A CAPITAL W. HE WAS REPLYING TO A QUESTION WHETHER HE WOULD DISCUSS HONG KONG WITH THE CHINESE PREMIER MR. CHOU EN-LAI DURING HIS TRIP TO PEKING. HE SAID HONG KONG WAS PART OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND THEREFORE ITS STATUS WAS NOT "DISCUSSABLE."
    OTHER POINTS MADE AT THE CONFERENCE:-
    1. THERE WAS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR THE UNITED STATES U-2 SPY FLIGHTS OVER RUSSIA.

    2. A FULL SCALE WAR WAS NOT A POSSIBILITY. THE NEXT WAR WILL BE FOUGHT WITH ECONOMICS AND POLITICS. IN A NUCLEAR WAR THERE WILL BE NO WINNER.

    3. THE COLD WAR IN THE FUTURE WILL BE CENTRED AROUND ASIA AND AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA840JORQRJPLU1NEC4H9O65ZQK
    Media URN:
    VLVA840JORQRJPLU1NEC4H9O65ZQK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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