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    More than 700 Vietnamese boat people arrived in Hong Kong in the first ten days of this month ...

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    GV Hong Kong harbour with island background
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    GV Police boat at the quarantine area
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    SV Crowded refugee barges and fishing boats
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    SV Vietnamese refugees on barges and boats (2 shots)
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    SV Police boat circling around the area
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    SV/CU Makeshift shelters on barges and boats (5 shots)
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    Background: More than 700 Vietnamese boat people arrived in Hong Kong in the first ten days of this month ... the highest monthly total since September last year. The latest to arrive were 66 refugees on two small fishing boats.

    SYNOPSIS: Already, a total of nearly 40-thousand Vietnamese refugees are living in Hong Kong.

    Under the watchful eye of Hong Kong police, the latest arrivals are now anchored in the quarantine area just off the Hong Kong harbour.

    The two fishing boats left Vietnam last month from the plague-and-cholera-ridden cities of Danang and Nha Trang. The Hong Kong government is taking few precautions following the outbreak disease in Vietnam. But the new arrivals are being keept on their boats for two weeks before being allowed on shore.

    The sudden influx of refugees this month is believed to be due to the start of the southwest monsoon wind which favours boats heading for Hong Kong.

    Already more Vietnamese refugees have arrived this month than for the whole of May.

    Immigration authorities in Hong Kong plan to have more than half their refugees resettled by the end of the year...a figure of around 20-thousand. The United States is to double its intake of boat people from Hong Kong by October, but sources in Hong Kong say the move could come as early as next month.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC62PLGYJ9R21BSOR1JWO37XJX
    Media URN:
    VLVAC62PLGYJ9R21BSOR1JWO37XJX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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