• Short Summary

    THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA NEXT SUNDAY (OCTOBER 1) IS EXPECTED TO BE DOMINATED BY THE 'CULTURAL REVOLUTION'.

  • Description

    THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA NEXT SUNDAY (OCTOBER 1) IS EXPECTED TO BE DOMINATED BY THE 'CULTURAL REVOLUTION'. IN HONG KONG TOO, CHINESE ARE PREPARING FOR THE ANNIVERSARY AND ARE BUSY PREPARING PLACARDS AND DECORATIONS.

    THE PEKING RESTAURANT ON HONG KONG ISLAND, COMMUNIST OWNED AND THE VENUE FOR ONE OF SUNDAY'S MAIN CELEBRATION CEREMONIES, HAS HOISTED A POSTER WITH A SIMPLE "1949 - 1967" PRINTED ON IT. COMMUNIST STORES IN BUSY SHOPPING AREAS USED TO HAVE DISPLAYS OF ANTI-BRITISH AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENT POSTERS BUT THESE HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CHINA AND QUOTES OF MAO TSE-TUNG.

    EVEN BANNED COMMUNIST NEWSPAPER OFFICES ARE PUTTING UP DISPLAYS.

    POLICE AND TROOPS IN THE COLONY WILL BE ESPECIALLY VIGILANT ON SUNDAY BECAUSE IN PAST YEARS, OCTOBER 1 CELEBRATIONS HAVE RESULTED IN BLOODY RIOTS AND KILLINGS. THESE HAVE STEMMED FROM VIOLENTLY PRO AND ANTI-PEKING FACTIONS WHO HAVE CLASHED DURING INITIALLY PEACEFUL PROCEEDINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA60UW26MEHQU92IS48WMIA71I
    Media URN:
    VLVAA60UW26MEHQU92IS48WMIA71I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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