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    HANOI, VIETNAM AND VIETNAMESE/CHINESE BORDER

    There have been more cross-border clashes between Vietnamese and Chinese troops, with both sides claiming the provocation came form the other side.

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    1. GV Vietnam/China border area 0.06
    2. GV Vietnamese troops standing by (2 shots) 0.12
    3. GV Vietnamese artillery 0.23
    4. GV Vietnamese soldiers (2 shots) 0.40
    5. GV People crossing bridge 0.44
    6. GVs New rice crop being planted (2 shots) 0.52
    7. GVs Vietnamese in streets of Hanoi (5 shots) 1.09
    8. SVs Market gardeners (4 shots) 1.28
    9. CU Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach speaking 1.45
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    NOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY ABC REPORTER PAUL LOCKYER WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED.
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HANOI, VIETNAM AND VIETNAMESE/CHINESE BORDER

    There have been more cross-border clashes between Vietnamese and Chinese troops, with both sides claiming the provocation came form the other side. The Vietnamese reported that they had suffered the biggest artillery attack since the Chinese invasion of parts of northern Vietnam more than four years age; and both sides agreed the conflict had cost many lives. But Western diplomatic observers believe both countries have exaggerated the latest conflict for propaganda reasons. On the Vietnamese side, at least, life appeared to be carrying on as normal. The new rice crop is being planted in area which are within easy reach of the Chinese field guns. Life, however, remains a desperate struggle for most Vietnamese and the country shows few signs of recovery after the long years of war. Eight years after the Communist victory, there have been some increase in food production but shortages persist in many areas. The withholding of most Western aid, which continues as a protest against the Vietnamese occupation of Kampuchea, is clearly hurting the country. Hanoi is enthusiastic about the possible resumption of aid from Australia but the foreign minister, Mr Nguyen Co Thach, has stressed that his country would not accept any political conditions.

    Source: REUTERS - GARY BURNS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3418J103L243447U6HZBO2930
    Media URN:
    VLVA3418J103L243447U6HZBO2930
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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