• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Major new armed clashes have been reported on the volatile border between Vietnam and China.

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    1.
    GVs & SVs (MUTE) Damaged houses on Chinese side of border with Vietnam. (4 SHOTS)
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    2.
    SV Wounded men being taken away by truck.
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    3.
    GV Military convoy.
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    4.
    SV Troops taking up positions.
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    5.
    SVs Weapons, ammunition and shells.
    0.27

    6.
    SVs Dead bodies. (2 SHOTS)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Major new armed clashes have been reported on the volatile border between Vietnam and China. China said more than 150 Vietnamese troops were killed when they attacked a Chinese border commune in Guangxi province on Sunday (17 May). Vietnam also reported a clash in the same area, but blamed China for starting it. The latest round of fighting began two weeks earlier with sporadic clashes leading to the most intense battles since the border war two years ago.

    SYNOPSIS: China has long been concerned about its relations across its southern it relations across its southern border. In 1979, a full scale war broke out following the Vietnamese-backed overthrow of a pro-Chinese government in Kampuchea. Since then an uneasy truce has been punctuated by fighting like that during the past two weeks. It is still unclear how the fighting started, as neither side has permitted independent observers near the war zone. Both China and Vietnam continue the troop build-up on their respective sides of this tense frontier.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8CU5OM7MEOUSKK2N9K69892C3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CU5OM7MEOUSKK2N9K69892C3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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