• Short Summary

    THE TRIAL OF FIVE COMMUNIST JOURNALISTS IN HONG KONG WENT ON TODAY, DESPITE AN ULTIMATUM FROM THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC THAT THEY BE FREED AND THAT THEIR NEWSPAPERS BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE PUBLISHING IN THE COLONY.

  • Description

    THE TRIAL OF FIVE COMMUNIST JOURNALISTS IN HONG KONG WENT ON TODAY, DESPITE AN ULTIMATUM FROM THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC THAT THEY BE FREED AND THAT THEIR NEWSPAPERS BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE PUBLISHING IN THE COLONY.

    THE ULTIMATUM CAME SHORTLY AFTER HONG KONG POLICE HAD RAIDED THE OFFICES OF THE TIN FUNG YAT PAO NEWSPAPERS, SEIZING POSTERS AND ONE-PAGE "DEFIANCE EDITIONS."
    FIVE OF THE EXECUTIVES OF THE TIN FUNG YAT PAO ARE ACCUSED OF VIOLATING LAWS AGAINST SEDITION AND OF PRINTING INFLAMMATORY REPORTS AND SPREADING FALSE NEWS. ALTOGETHER, 53 PRO-PEKING JOURNALISTS AND NEWSPAPER WORKERS ARE DETAINED IN THE COLONY.

    CHINA'S ULTIMATUM GIVE THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES 48 HOURS TO RELEASE THEM AND ALSO TO DROP LAWSUITS AGAINST THE NEWSPAPERS. IF BRITAIN FAILED TO ACT SAL??? THE NOTE, IT WOULD BE "HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE CONSEQUENCES ARISING THEREFROM."
    MEANWHILE, BOMB EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE TO ROCK THE COLONY. LATE LAST NIGHT, A BOMB EXPLODES A THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, AND BOMB DISPOSAL EXPERTS WERE CALLED TO DEAL WITH FOUR OTHER BOMBS FOUND IN VARIOUS PARTS OF HONG KONG.

    YESTERDAY, A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD CHINESE GIRL AND HER TWO-YEAR-OLD BROTHER WERE KILLED WHEN THE OBJECT THEY PICKED UP IN THE STREET EXPLODED. THEY WERE THE FIRST VICTIMS OF THE RECENT WAVE OF BOMBINGS.

    BUT TODAY, HONG KONG'S MAIN WORRY WAS SOMETHING QUITE DIFFERENT. THE COLONY IS BRACING ITSELF FOR THE COMING IMPACT OF TYPHOON KATE, WHIRLING TOWARDS THE AREA WITH WINDS UP TO 75 MILES AN HOUR, AND ONLY 90 MILES AWAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9KH1S28H7RBMY8YW8VLUW085C
    Media URN:
    VLVA9KH1S28H7RBMY8YW8VLUW085C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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