• Short Summary

    Vietnam has assured the United States there will not be a renewed flood of refugees forced out of the country.

  • Description

    1.
    GV: Chinese aircraft on tarmac at Don Muang airport, Bangkok.
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    2.
    SV INTERIOR: Refugees sitting around in airport terminal including young children, babies with mothers and men (5 shots)
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    3.
    GV ZOOM INTO SV; Refugees' baggage being loaded onto plane
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    4.
    SV: Chinese flag on tail of plane
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    5.
    GV: Plane being pushed by vehicle onto tarmac
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    6.
    CU: Members the Chinese Red Cross looking from airport lounge window
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    7.
    GV: Chinese aircraft down runway and takes off
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Vietnam has assured the United States there will not be a renewed flood of refugees forced out of the country. The United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs, Mr. Victory Palmieri said on Wednesday (16 January) the Vietnamese had denied reports from Hong Kong that criminal syndicates were again being allowed to organise traffic in refugees wanting to leave Vietnam. He was told Vietnam was keeping its pledge NOT to force out refugees. Meanwhile in Thailand the first Indochinese refugees to be resettled in a Communist country have left Bangkok for China.

    SYNOPSIS: A Chinese charter plane was used on Tuesday (15 January) to ferry the 181 refugees -- almost all of them Locations -- from Bangkok to Canton. They're the first of about eighteen hundred Indochinese refugees scheduled to leave over the next two weeks to be resettled on China's Hainan Island. Most were women and children, with sixty-five of them under four years of age. Refugee Agency Officials said they would live on three state farms, which would be assisted financially by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

    Ethnic Laotians predominate among the eighteen hundred so far selected by a Chinese Red Cross team but a small number of ethnic Chinese from Kampuchea and Vietnam are also included. China has agreed to resettle ten, thousand Indochinese refugees, six thousand from Thailand and two thousand each from malaysia and Hong Kong.

    The United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs has warned that a further half million Kampucheans on the Thai border, could become refugees unless problems in their battle-torn country reached a quick solution.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6RRMYPXF851YUJJ0O5F08LQJI
    Media URN:
    VLVA6RRMYPXF851YUJJ0O5F08LQJI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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