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    BRITAIN'S FORMER TOP DIPLOMAT IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, SIR DONALD HOPSON, CAME HOME TO LONDON TODAY (MONDAY), AND SAID HIS SUCCESSOR SHOULD HAVE "A SHORT HAIRCUT, A HARD HEAD, A ZINC-LINED STOMACH AND INEXHAUSTIBLE PATIENCE."
    52 YEAR-OLD SIR DONALD WAS TAKING HIS FIRST LOOK AT BRITAIN SINCE THE RIOTS A YEAR AGO IN WHICH THE BRITISH MISSION OFFICE WAS BURNED DOWN BY A CHINESES MOB AND SOME OF THE STAFF BEATEN.

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    BRITAIN'S FORMER TOP DIPLOMAT IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, SIR DONALD HOPSON, CAME HOME TO LONDON TODAY (MONDAY), AND SAID HIS SUCCESSOR SHOULD HAVE "A SHORT HAIRCUT, A HARD HEAD, A ZINC-LINED STOMACH AND INEXHAUSTIBLE PATIENCE."
    52 YEAR-OLD SIR DONALD WAS TAKING HIS FIRST LOOK AT BRITAIN SINCE THE RIOTS A YEAR AGO IN WHICH THE BRITISH MISSION OFFICE WAS BURNED DOWN BY A CHINESES MOB AND SOME OF THE STAFF BEATEN. QUEEN ELIZABETH KNIGHTED SIR DONALD FOR HIS BRAVERY IN THE RIOTING.

    SIR DONALD LOOKED TANNED AND FIT AS HE WAS REUNITED WITH HIS FRENCH-BORN WIFE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN A YEAR, HE WAS PRESENTED WITH A LETTER OF PERSONAL CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. MICHAEL STEWART.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABAZS83QLCT7C332SPWX9WYRT9
    Media URN:
    VLVABAZS83QLCT7C332SPWX9WYRT9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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