• Short Summary

    Armed Chinese commune workers this week slipped into a Hongkong bay and kidnapped seven oyster farmers from their sampans.

  • Description

    1.
    LV China across Deep Bay
    3 ft

    2.
    LV ZOOM to junks in bay
    11 ft

    3.
    GV Laufaushan
    14 ft

    4.
    GV Idle sampans
    18 ft

    5.
    SV Women cutting oysters (two shots)
    27 ft

    6.
    CU MRS. Tsang Ngau
    34 ft

    7.
    GV Her family's empty sampan
    37 ft

    8.
    GV Hut where classes in Mao's teachings take place (two shots)
    44 ft

    9.
    GV Sampans tied up beside house
    50 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Armed Chinese commune workers this week slipped into a Hongkong bay and kidnapped seven oyster farmers from their sampans. Local reports said it was in retaliation against the farmers' refusal to attend classes where the thoughts of Chairman Mao-tse Tung are taught.

    Now the quiet little fishing community of Laufaushan, is north-west Hongkong within sight of China, is living in fear wondering what will happen next. The sampans remain either idle or close to shore as the oystermen are afraid to venture out.

    Mrs. Tsang Ngau, who lost her husband and two sons, weeps with worry. Her husband has steadfastly resisted Communist pressure to attend the classes which took place in a small hut blazoned with Maoist slogans. Now the authorities are threatening to pull down the hut, claiming it is an illegal dwelling.

    While the people of Laufaushan wait, the Hongkong Press speculates on the likely fate of the kidnapped men - with predictions ranging from execution to release within two or three days.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAO62MEQZQFNWVWAO9YIYE9SS5
    Media URN:
    VLVAO62MEQZQFNWVWAO9YIYE9SS5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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