• Short Summary

    THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC YESTERDAY ISSUED A STERN WARNING TO BRITAIN, SAYING THAT IT REGARDS BRITAIN AS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRESENT TENSE SITUATION IN THE COLONY.

  • Description

    THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC YESTERDAY ISSUED A STERN WARNING TO BRITAIN, SAYING THAT IT REGARDS BRITAIN AS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRESENT TENSE SITUATION IN THE COLONY. MEANWHILE, BOMB INCIDENTS HEIGHTENED THE TENSION AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WERE INJURED BY HOME-MADE GRENADES.

    MEANWHILE, THE BORDER BETWEEN THE COLONY AND CHINA RETURNED TO AN UNEASY PEACE. AT TA KU LING BORDER POST, GURKHA TROOPS ARE MANNING STRONGPOINTS ONLY A FEW HUNDRED YARDS FROM THE CHINESE VILLAGE OF LO FUNG, WHERE UNITS OF CHINESE TROOPS ARE PATROLLING.

    THE WHOLE 17-MILE (27 KMS) BORDER HAS BEEN CLOSED BY BRITISH AUTHORITIES, EXCEPT FOR ONE RAIL LINK AT LO WU. THIS FOLLOWED BORDER CLASHES BETWEEN CHINESE COMMUNIST CIVILIANS AND HONG KONG POLICE, IN WHICH FIVE POLICEMEN WERE KILLED, AND A BORDER POST AT MAN KAM TO WAS ATTACKED AND OVERWHELMED.

    YESTERDAY, A NEW ELEMENT OF TENSION WAS INTRODUCED INTO THE COLONY, WHEN A NUMBER OF HOME MADE BOMBS WERE THROWN IN THE WANG CKAI BAR DISTRICT OF HONG KONG. BOMB DISPOSAL SQUADS ALSO DEALT WITH CRUDE BOMBS PLACED ON TRAM TRACKS IN A MAIN ROAD.

    POLICE REINFORCEMENTS USED TEAR GAS TO DISPERSE CROWDS OF COMMUNIST DEMONSTRATORS, BUT NO INCIDENTS WERE REPORTED AT THE BORDER.

    THERE, AT TA KU LING, GURKHA'S KEEP CONSTANT WATCH ON THE CHINESE VILLAGE OF LO FUNG AND CHINESE TROOP MOVEMENTS THERE, ALTHOUGH THROUGHOUT, CHINESE TROOPS ON THE BORDER HAVE APPEARED DISCIPLINED, AND, APART FROM THE FIRING OF ONE BURST OF MACHINE-GUN FIRE ON THE BORDER, HAVE NOT INTERFERED IN FRONTIER INCIDENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9Y32XH1IFFPQP2KEV0JTMWS44
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Y32XH1IFFPQP2KEV0JTMWS44
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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