• Short Summary

    American newsreel item about China's money making ploy of exporting food to Hong Kong.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    Title reads: "Red China's weird food squeeze in Hong Kong".

    Food parcels sent to Communist China from Hong Kong.

    LS Chinese vessels in harbour. MS cargo on board one of the vessels. Various shots as the cargo of food is loaded onto waiting lorries - food is imported to Hong Kong from China despite famine on mainland.

    LS street in Hong Kong, showing people and shops. Interior shots showing shelves in shop laden with tinned goods from China.

    LS Kowloon Post Office. Various shots of crowded Post Office, Chinese refugees are sending parcels to needy relatives in China. The parcels contain the food exported from China to Hong Kong. CUs showing destinations on some of the parcels.

    CU Royal Mail van, pan as man walks past sacks of parcels bound for China. Various shots sacks being loaded onto boats. MS Royal Mail boat. CU Royal Mail on side of boat. Royal Mail boat sails up river from Hong Kong.

    Date on dope sheet is 13/02/1961.

    Note: according to commentary this bizarre system is a ploy by the Chinese government to make money by charging export and import on the same items of food (bear in mind this is an American newsreel - could be anticommunist propaganda).

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:48:00 / 01:08:05:00
    UN 3451 G

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