• Short Summary

    THE CHARGE D'AFFAIRES OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA LIU EN-CHIU, WAS DECLARED PERSONA NON GRATA BY THE NETHERLANDS GOVERNMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) AND ORDERED TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY WITHIN 24 HOURS.

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    THE CHARGE D'AFFAIRES OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA LIU EN-CHIU, WAS DECLARED PERSONA NON GRATA BY THE NETHERLANDS GOVERNMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) AND ORDERED TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY WITHIN 24 HOURS. HIS EXPULSION FOLLOWS THE DEATH OF A CHINESE ENGINEER WHO, THE DUTCH CLAIM, WAS KIDNAPPED FROM A HOSPITAL STRETCHER AND TAKEN TO THE ENVOY'S OFFICES ON SATURDAY (16 JULY).)
    MR. LIU FLEW OUT OF THE HAGUE TODAY IN AN AIRCRAFT BOUND FOR MOSCOW.

    A DUTCH POLICE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT DIPLOMATIC PAPERS WERE BURNED IN THE LEGATION GROUNDS TODAY.

    THE POLICE SPOKESMAN TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE THAT, JUDGING FROM STATEMENTS BY A DOCTOR ON DUTY AT THE HOSPITAL FROM WHERE THE ENGINEER WAS TAKEN AND "THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE CHINESE", POLICE DID NOT BELIEVE THE CHINESE ENGINEER DIED THROUGH AN ACCIDENT.

    THE ENGINEER, NAMED AD HSU TZU TSAI, WAS FOUND LAST SATURDAY LYING INJURED IN THE STREET IN FRONT OF A BUILDING LEASED TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. HE WAS TAKEN TO A RED CROSS CENTRE AND FOUND TO HAVE A FRACTURED SKULL AND SERIOUS SPINAL INJURY.

    A DUTCH FOREIGN MINISTRY STATEMENT SAID THAT A CHINESE DIPLOMAT WHO ARRIVED AT THE RED CROSS CENTRE WAS TOLD THAT THE ENGINEER WOULD HAVE TO BE MOVED TO HOSPITAL ON A STRETCHER. A NUMBER OF OTHER CHINESE LIFTED THE PATIENT FROM THE STRETCHER, WITHOUT THE PHYSICIAN'S KNOWLEDGE, AND CARRIED HIM THROUGH THE MAIN GATE TO A CD (DIPLOMATIC CORPS) CAR WHICH WAS STANDING THERE, THE STATEMENT CONTINUED.

    THE CHINESE CHARGE D'AFFAIRES WAS TWICE SUMMONED TO THE FOREIGN MINISTRY AND ASKED FOR AN EXPLANATION.

    YESTERDAY (MONDAY), THE CHARGE D'AFFAIRES REPORTED THAT THE ENGINEER HAD DIED IN HIS OFFICE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THE FOREIGN MINISTRY STATEMENT SAID.

    HOLLAND RECOGNISED THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN 1950 AND AGREED TO AN EXCHANGE OF CHARGE D'AFFAIRES IN 1954.

    MR. LIU HAD BEEN CHARGE D'AFFAIRES IN THE HAGUE SINCE AUGUST 1963.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9SGCAZ2QWCIMSZ0TG77IWG7O5
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SGCAZ2QWCIMSZ0TG77IWG7O5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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