• Short Summary

    THE LO-WU CHECKPOINT ON THE BORDER BETWEEN THE BRITISH TERRITORY OF KOWLOON AND PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WAS BUSY THIS WEEK AS THOUSANDS OF CHINESE LIVING IN HONGKONG PASSED THROUGH IT TO VISIT RELATIVES AND FRIENDS LIVING IN MAINLAND CHINA.

  • Description

    THE LO-WU CHECKPOINT ON THE BORDER BETWEEN THE BRITISH TERRITORY OF KOWLOON AND PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WAS BUSY THIS WEEK AS THOUSANDS OF CHINESE LIVING IN HONGKONG PASSED THROUGH IT TO VISIT RELATIVES AND FRIENDS LIVING IN MAINLAND CHINA. EVERY YEAR DURING THE CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL, BRITISH AND CHINESE REPRESENTATIVES ARRANGE FOR THE CHECKPOINT TO BE OPENED TO ALLOW THE VISITS TO TAKE PLACE.

    IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS IN THE HONGKONG IMMIGRATION OFFICE HAVE TO CHECK THE PAPERS OF EVERYBODY ENTERING THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. ONCE THROUGH THE CHECKPOINT, THE VISITORS ARE CARRIED IN TRAINS WHICH FERRY THEM TO VARIOUS PARTS OF THE NEIGHBOURING CANTON AND KWANGTUNG PROVINCES.

    THE CHINESE CARRY WITH THEM GIFTS OF PORK, FISH, VEGETABLES, SWEETS, FRUITS AND RICECAKES -- TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR GIFTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9VFABHDQ1H2WACP9OZ9ES44V
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9VFABHDQ1H2WACP9OZ9ES44V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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