• Short Summary

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

    A defecting Chinese Air Force pilot has said he flew to South Korea because he could no longer tolerate the communist rule.

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    1. SV Captain Wu Yung-Ken seated and speaking at news conference (CHINESE SOT) as reporters take notes (2 shots) 0.20
    2. SV Captain Wu speaking with Korean translator (CHINESE & KOREAN SOT) 1.00
    3. GV Captain Wu stands and leaves to applause 1.09
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    Background: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

    A defecting Chinese Air Force pilot has said he flew to South Korea because he could no longer tolerate the communist rule. In his first public appearance since landing a MIG-19 fighter on October 16, at an air base south of the capital, Seoul -- Captain Wu Yung-Ken said he wanted to start a new life in Taiwan. At a news conference in the South Korean Defence Ministry on October 31, Captain Wu said he felt freedom for the first time since arriving in Korea, then thanked his hosts for receiving him and arranging his travel to Taiwan. Through a Korean translator, the 25 year old pilot said he flew to South Korea because he could not reach Taiwan from his base in China's Santung province. The Taiwanese military has said Captain Wu will be promoted to the rank of major in the Nationalist Air Force. He is the third Chinese airman to defect to South Korea since the Korean War (1950-1953).

    Source: KBS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9YT99QICLP24RAGP9FW1X3FTU
    Media URN:
    VLVA9YT99QICLP24RAGP9FW1X3FTU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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