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AT 2130 HOURS LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) ANONYMOUS, TELEPHONE CALL TO A CHINESE LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER (WITHCUT SO FAR AS IS KNOWN POLITICAL AFILIATIONS) SAID A BOMB HAD BEEN PLACED

AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

SEARCH BY WATCHMEN DISCLOSED

AN APPARENT EXPLOSIVE DEVICE CUTSITE GNE OF THE SIDE DOORWAYS TO THE BUILDINGS. POLICE BALLISTICS OFFICER HILL WAS ATTEMPTING TO DEAL WITH IT WHEN IT EXPLODED, SEVERELY INJURING HIM, AT 2312 HOUPS (CASUALTY REPORT MADE SEPARATELY).

HE HAS UNDER- GONE SURGERY, AND ILL NOT BE IN A CONDITION TO BE CUESTIONED WITIL 15 HOURS HONG KONG TIME TODAY.

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THREE POSTERS NEAR THE DEVICE REPORTEDLY:

(1) LARNED COMPATRIOTS TO KEEP CLEAR (COMMON 1967

PRACTICE) SEMICOLON

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REFERRED TO THE IMPENDING INCREASE IN WATER CHARGES.

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    THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AS YET TO CCHNECT ANY PARTICULAR FLEMENT WITH THIS INCIDENT, WHICH HAS NOT APPARENTLY DISRUPTED NORMAL SUNDAY PUBLIC ACTIVITY.

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INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE PLACING OF SATURDAY'S BOMB WAS NOT AN OFFICIALLY INSTIRED COMMUNIST ACT, THOUGH IT COULD HAVE SEEN AN INDIVIDUAL COMMUNIST INITIATIVE. THERE IS NO PRESENT EVIDENCE THAT AIY OTHER KNOWN SUBVERSIVE.GROUP WAS RESPONSIBLE.

2. AT 1325 HOURS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) A SECOND BOMB WIS REPORTED.

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4. EARLY THIS PORMING THERE HAVE BEEN FURTHER REPORTS. ON INVESTIGATION 3 PROVED FAKE BOMBS. 3 REPORTS PROVED MISTAKEN THE OBJECTS INVOLVED NOT APPEARING TO HAVE BEEN DELIBERATELY

FAKED TO LOOK LIKE BOMBS.

5. UNLESS ANY FURTHER INCIDENTS JUSTIFIES AN IMMEDIATE TELEGRAM

I PROPOSE SENDING A BRIEF DAILY SITREP THE LATE AFTERNOON FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS, SO LONG AS THE NEED-REMAINS.

6 GRATEFUL YOU KEEP HONG KONG LONDON OFFICE INFORMED.

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        In your telegram No. 257, you asked for our considered views on the recent spate of "bombing", and these of course we have been preparing. The situation is a complex one, with possible dangers in it, and, without wishing to be any way alarmist, I have felt it right to send you a full report both for your own information and, if you think fit, to bring Murray MacLehose up to date.

2.

Enclosed with this are:-

(a) S.B. assessments;

(b) an analysis of each incident;

(c) Press summaries of material on:-

(i)

the "bombing"; and

(ii) the release of confrontation

prisoners which took place at the same time as the "bombing" started.

(d) S.H.A's assessment of opinion from other than press sources on the release of the prisoners.

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One must first take into account the background. Every Government is, I imagine, inflicted with what might be termed the "hostility creep" while in office. Hong Kong is, of course, no exception: and it is a phenomenon which is perhaps exaggerated here by multi-racialism, a rootless community with no basic

security or identity to sustain it, and opportunity to vent feelings periodically by voting to throw the rascals out.

4.

         This creep, here anyway, is a selective process more than a generalized one. Almost any actions of Government, especially when ordered solutions have to be applied to difficult mass situations, leave someone dissatisfied with or without reason; and the number of such people, equally inevitably, gradually grows. Moreover the hostility creep flourishes best in times of comparative progress and prosperity, such as Hong Kong has been enjoying.

5.

Graft onto this an unprofessional, highly competitive and sensation seeking press presented with Government as a convenient target because we do not retaliate, and the result once again is the encouragement of critical public attitudes. This is the more dangerous in that, given the Colony's form of Government, we are always vulnerable to charges (however ill-founded) of being dictatorial, or insensitive to public opinion. vulnerability is the greater when leading members of the community are reluctant to defend publicly policies with which they privately agree.

Our

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          Then there is the fact of our necessarily careful policies immediately after 1967 when, for good reasons, we leant over backwards, perhaps too much so, to keep public opinion on our side. This has encouraged a climate of popular thought which assumes Government not only will, but must, defer to any and every point of view

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and meet every demand: particularly if it is sufficiently vehemently expressed (this too, after all, is a public attitude which is growing in most places). Anyone whose view is not accepted, particularly if his pocket is affected, tends to join the ranks of the critical, without wondering whether he might not be wrong and Government right.

7.

Finally, the years 1967-9 meant the deferment of a number of difficult problems, such as the hawkers, which must now be tackled; and also led to the appearance of new problems giving rise to complaints such as the increase in violent crime, rents rising sharply from the low levels of 1965-69, rising costs and wage levels, and traffic congestion, most in fact originating in very rapid recovery from the uncertainties of the period or rising affluence. These we are in process of dealing with as sensibly as we can, but the occasional mistiming or unfortunate coincidence of events must be admitted to have flawed our record recently now and again. With the best will in the world, a machine the size this Government has now reached does not always operate as smoothly as one would wish.

8.

In this and similar ways Hong Kong will always tend to build up to periods of incipient emotion, when a casus belli of any sort (a paper flag or ad fare increase) easily leads to a cathartic eruption of some kind. We look to be possibly entering such a period now. Hong Kong's virtue however is that commonsense and the very considerable fund of basic goodwill and support (even if it is based largely on stronger objections to something different) which Government in fact has under the surface, comes fairly quickly into play to help redress the situation. For though we may accrete critics who are vocal, we also quietly make friends who are not trouble arises.

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Against this background, came the increases in water charges, made urgently necessary by the deficit in the water account over the past 5 years, when

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we kept charges stable, and the need to recognize that very heavy expenditure lay ahead if we were to be able to maintain adequate supplies. We were always aware that the increases would be opposed and that the reaction might be troublesome increases in water charges have always been objected to (water being an emotive subject to a population of peasant origins), just as strongly as increases in the cost of other basic services. We did our best to minimize the criticism by most reasonable modifications of the original proposals: indeed, although objection is wide-spread, that it has not been worse is a measure of the acceptance our action has really had.

bombers".

The

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          Almost simultaneously came the Hill incident and the release of more confrontation prisoners, fairly widely described in the press as coincidence of these two events and the publicity given to objections to our action over the prisoners (although in fact overt objection to the releases was quite limited and our action was not wholly disapproved by any means) could well, after the initial incident, have suggested using bombs as a means of protesting over water charges popular and widely publicized current method of protesting

                                     One cannot in many parts of the world nowadays anyway. entirely follow the trains of thought of bomb planters. But Hill's injury did at first cause some public apprehension that we might be in for another spate of bombing; apprehension which died away as most bombs turned out to be fakes. It also inevitably on the one hand caused the public to speculate briefly about a link between the incidents and released confrontation "bombers", and on the other led to further speculation (encouraged by the Communists) about whether this was not a Nationalist-inspired action indicating disapproval of "improved Sino-British relations" Finally, the fuss generally gave a number of people, for a variety of reasons, an added impetus to plant fake bombs, and so the practice built up.

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The one thing that is clear about the "bomb" planters in general, as the variety of slogans used also shews, is that they were unorganized, and came from no

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one specific group.

Their only known common motivation

Without in any way

was a desire to cause mischief.

being able to say to what extent each group was guilty, I think they probably fell more or less into the following categories:-

(a)

those with generalized grievances against Government, working off their feelings and using current issues (e.g. water charges) as an excuse;

(b)

those naturally hostile to the Police, such as youth gangs;

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disappointed Communist militants;

pro-Nationalists, upset at "improving Sino-British relations and recent Police action against Nationalist intelligence units; and

pranksters.

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In the very early stages, it is reasonable to speculate, categories (a) (d) were the most likely culprits, while in the latter stages it is very possible pranksters predominated, just for the fun of scaring people and making the Police scurry about. There is some evidence to this latter effect, but otherwise all this, it is emphasized, is based largely on negative evidence and must remain almost entirely speculation.

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incidents.

The

Turning now to the effects of these First, they are not all wholly bad. As I said earlier, ill-feeling does tend to build up here over peaceful periods and erupt in some way periodically.

'bombing" has perhaps acted as a mild catharsis and may well have a slight temporary settling effect, although this effect has been probably too slight to have much lasting value. More of the same kind of thing, however, would not surprise me whenever some other excuse arises.

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Unfortunately a number of highly unpopular steps will indeed have to be taken in the next few months, the timing of which will be largely out of Government's control and over which Government will have little chance of mitigating public indignation, real or whipped up. The news of a substantial increase in the defence contribution is quite likely to be inflammatory; but of equal danger is the fact that the bus companies (particularly KMB) are again in severe financial difficulties, and fare increases in the near future unavoidable.

14.

Further, we currently look like being in for an increasing amount (from a low base) of student agitation, egged on by European and American dissidents. The issue of the Senkaku Islands is the favourite cause for demonstrations at the moment; and it goes without saying that there is nothing we can do to meet them over this issue.

15.

Next, the results of the Salaries Commission are unlikely to be other than controversial: particularly as regards teachers and nurses, these grades being ones whose salaries also govern the salaries of large numbers of teachers and nurses in subvented non-Government organizations. Both also can rely on emotional support from the public. Finally, negotiations over the many current issues of external trade relations are unlikely to result in

arrangements which please everybody, and the blame will fall on Government.

16.

It may well also now become harder to effect reviews of confrontation prisoners' sentences, both because the unofficials on the Board may be more reluctant to recommend reductions, and because one section of public opinion will inevitably obtain publicity for their condemnation of the releases and point to the recent "bombing' as grounds for their objection. On the other hand, I would hope that the recent démarche over ping-pong may have countervailing influences.

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             We shall, of course, thread a way as warily as circumstances will permit through all these problems, and I am as confident as one can be that we shall be able to do so successfully. But if any should go badly wrong, or too many go fairly wrong simultaneously, the cry of Government "ignoring the will and wishes of the people will once again arise and may quite well lead to some undesirable form of public excitement. It is a risk which I fear I must say faces during the next few months. There is little enough, I am afraid, you can do to help us, except to try to see that HMG is aware of the situation, and takes it into account in their relations with us.

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              One factor which is in a sense on the credit side is that the Communists, while certain to go fishing in any troubled waters, are unlikely to join in violently or even very openly; unless of course things get too much out of hand and they feel they cannot be left out. But I emphasize I do not believe things will come to this. Tea-cup storms perhaps ; but we should be able to prevent anything worse.

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             As a final footnote, the quite extensive training in dealing with bombs (although on a "first aid' level) which has been given to a very considerable number of Police (and some other) officers since 1967 proved of great value. Royal Hong Kong Police resources, although busy enough, were never overstrained in dealing with these incidents.

Sir Leslie Monson, KCMG, CB, Foreign & Commonwealth Office,

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BOMB INCIDENTS

ASSESSMENT

15th April, 1971

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Two of the persons charged in connection with the police raid on Hok Tau pleaded guilty and were fined a total of $300 and $400 respectively, while the third pleaded not guilty and was discharged.

3.

Further anonymous letters have been received but C.I.D. enquiries have made no progress on that addressed to the Far Eastern Economic Review.

Present Trend

4.

The number of simulated bombs have continued to decrease and none were reported on 12th April.

Reactions

5.

Peking is reported to have issued an assessment to the effect that the bomb campaign was organised by the 'U.S./Chiang' clique in an attempt to mar Sino/British relations and to have instructed that:-

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a close watch should be kept on local communists to prevent them from participating;

no remarks on the bombs should be made or reports issued;

if asked, the communists should say that they strongly disapprove of such methods; and

right-wing newspaper reporters should be firmly rebuffed but British reporters or Government officials should be

well treated.

Although the numbers of simulated bombs have much decreased, the occasional one may be expected during the coming week and mistaken reports, also in decreased numbers, will probably continue to be received.

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Object 3" x 7a with notice *Copatriots keep away

A bamboo basket on top of a traffic cono.

A red packet, with a red book by the sido on tramtracks.

Pq #2 31+

vò contain

a Real Bind

B.O.

S

290150

к

Canton Rd.near Nam King St.

B.0. ̄MI F

False report

h

5

290223

I

King's Rd near Len Sin St.

B.O.. S.

.6

290315

K

Waterloo Rd.near Lion Rock Tunnel.

3.0. M. F 3.0.found it to be a false report

Empty tin

7

290825

o/& St.Paul's School, 33 MacDonnell Rd.

̧¡B.O. › H: F.

B.0.found it to be a false report

Tomato Juice tin

290843

Salisbury Rd.near Nathan Rd.

B.O. S

CONDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL

Detonated by B.0. at 10.20 hrs. Appeared to be

hoax.

Small box 4′′ x 5′′ x 12′′ wrapped in red cloth

Date: 30.3.71.

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bobs

Sitrep at: 08.00/¤¤¤¤¤600

Sheet: 2

3

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT

(e)

RESULT & TIME

(e)

REMARKS

PASSED

7

290825 I 0/s St Fauls School, 33 MacDonnell Road.

B.O. ni

290856

Tomato juice tin.

Mistaken report

8

290843

K

Salisbury Road near

B.0.

S:

291020

Nathan Road.

Simulated bamb

Small box 4′′ x 5′′ x 12" wrapped in red cloth,

9

291912

K

Object hanging from Traffic

EOD/K H. F.

bollard in Luen Hop Rd, Kin.

10

'291947

H

Roxy Cinema Car Park

B.0.

S

292045 Detonated Simulated boob

11

292118

-1

0/a No.306 Electric Road behind State Cinema.

B.O. S.

292230 Detonated Simulated bomb

292010 Detonated Basket 12" x 8" with cloth top. Mistaken report

Mistaken report

300010 Simulated bamb

300422 Detonated Simulated bomb

Brick 3′′ x 2" x 1" wrapped in newspapers. Chinese characters "Danger Do Not Cone Close, Complaining Water Rates."

Red packet 12" x 4" x 2" with Chinese characters "Frotest Against Indian Oil, There Should Be No Rent Increases".

A parcel of cloth.

White paper parcel 8" x 8" with blue plastic bottle inside. Chinese characters; Compatriots Do Not Touch, Objection to Rise in Water Rates, Chinese as an Official Language".

Small with packet. Characters; "Compatriots Do Not Touch, Beat Down the H.K. British, Liberate H.K.".

12

292230

I

Wanchai Gap Road, i/o

B.O. M. F

300010

Kennedy Road.

13

292304

M

0/s East gate of HKU Bonham Road,

B.O. .S..

14

300042

J/o Sunning Road and Leighton Road.

EOD/HKI S

ד

CONFIDENTIAL

E

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at : 08.00/X£OKÁTOK?

(a)

SERIAL

Date: 30.3.71

(b)

TIME REPORTED.

(c)

LOCATION.

(d)

TEAM SENT

·

15

300105

к

Inside lift of No. 774 Ning Po| Street, Yaumati.

B

3.0

16.

30021.5

0/s 24, Larch St, Kowloon

EOD/K

K

S.

(HKSBC Building)

17 -

300324

0/a 26, Larch St, Kowloon.

ECD/K

18

300330

Nr. Subway under Tai Wan

EOD/NT

Road, Shatin.

S.

19

300456

Tong Mei Rd, o/s the Tong Hei❘EOD/K Rd Government School.

S

20

300629

MT Tai Wai, Tai Po Rd, Shatin. EOD/NT

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

301340.e pulled out GBO. Empty packet.

300445 Detonated Simulated bomb

Mustchen /

300455 Detonated Simulated barb mistaker/Fali

300645 Detonated Simulated bomb

300515 Detonated Simulated bamb

300655 Detonated Simulated bomb

300730 Dekorat Summulatal bomb Mistaken / False

Sheet: 3

(E)

REMARKS

Round packet wrapped in red paper, 7 die., 3" high. Characters:

"Conrades don't come close."

A Chung Kue Emporium paper bag full of old fruit 6" x 10" x 3".

Paper bag wrapped in newspaper with a handkerchief on top. Contained old rags.

Two packets, both with Characters: "Compatriots stay away". 8′′ x 6′′ x 13′′.

Brown paper parcel with English words: "Frendes not nearly P.N.T.' and Chinese Characters: "People don't come near" 7′′ x 5′′ x 4". Contained metal tin. Contents sent to Goverment Chemist.

Small packet 6" x 8". Red paper with characters: "Protest Water Rates." "Compatriots stay away'

Cylindrical object, green in

colour.

21

300650 I

0/s China Fleet Club, Arsenal Street.

GOD/HHS - S

CONT

All

From: Colony POLMIL

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bobs

Sitrep at: 08.00/3888566:

To : CP

DCP/Ops

ACE/Ops

HORE

DCP/Admin HQ ORD

DCI

(a)

SERIAL

22

Date: 31-3-71

DSB

Def, Seo

SP/CTO/TSB

*

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT,

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

300906

J/o Tai Kok Tsui Rả and Chung Yui St.

EOD

23

1

20/0/+

A

}

Land Forces

Sheet : 7

(2)

RIMARKS

Detonated at 1015 Brom paper parcel with 2 hra by EOD and messages written in Chinese: found to be a metal "Dow with Cowperthwaite" biscuit tin contg "Anti Water Rate Rise" methylated spirit Simulated bomb.

Lamulated/Bonet, Pa(442) Opened by EOD at

2 x 5" wrapped in newspapers. Sinulated bomb.

301100

0/s No. 451 Hennessy Rd, Kawah Bank.

EOD

1130 hrs and

24

301050

123 Prince Edward Road

EOD arrived scene at 1116

hrs.

25

301210

0/s 17 Sheung Hei St, WTS.

EOD/K

26

301347

0/s 86 Electric Rd

EOD/HKI

CONFIDENTIAL.

found to be

containing

newspaper

inside, mitihan Faliz

Detonated by EOD at 1130 hrs and found to contain nothing a fals

report.

Detonated at 1245

hrs by EOD and

found to be empty cigarette tin.

Detonated by EOD and found it to be Char Shiu Bou (Chinese food) Mistaken report.:

A tin 8"x6" in a plastic bag tied up with string. No writing o/s. Put on top of a dustbin. Mistaken report.

Brom paper parcel 4"x4" with Chinese writing:

"Anti-water Rate Rise" "Chinese to be official language

"People do not Govern".

Object wrapped in either paper or white cloth 4′′x3*,

Put on top of an electric box.

:

Date: 31-3-71

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bazibs

Sitrep at: 08.00//CO

- Sheet :

8

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(d)

TEAM SENT

27

301448

Yau Shing Bldg, 2/F, Castle Peak Rd near j/o Kwai Chung Ra

BO to site

25

28

· 301426

Blk 6, Nam Tin R/E, Kwun Tong EOD/K At staircase between G/F & 1/F Room No. 1

29

301437

0/s 121-3 Begonia House, G/F So Uk Estate

EOD/K

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Simulated bomb

+

Simulated bomb 1600 hrs.

Detonated at 1310 hrs by EOD and found to be a square tin box. Simulated.

30

301520

0/s 39 Mut Wah St, Fefe Tailor Shop

EOD Tean sent

Malicious

Mistaken report.

(e)

REMARKS

One metal tin wrapped in red paper with Chinese characters:

"Anti-increase of later charge" Contained stones and waste paper In the shape of a cylinder 3" diameter, 4" high. Chinese characters:

"Please respect people's views This is a democratic society. Don't increase water charges. No danger"

▲ paper parcel wrapped in white paper with blue Chinese

characters :

"Berare to be a worldwide Crime"

"People do not go near"

"A boab inside"

Empty box. Detonated by SIP HO of EOD.

6"x6" with red cloth on top. with Chinese characters : "People do not go near" "Kill Cowperthwaite" "Danger"

Nothing found.

C

تا

CONFIDENTIAL

Date: 31-3-71

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

31

301534

'

CONFIDENTIAL

(c)

LOCATION

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at : 08.00/12AKXXXX

(a)

TEAM SENT

0/s Block 20, Tai Wo Hau R/E. EOD/K

Sheet: 9

t

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Simulated bomb. 1720 hrs.

Kistaken report. 1745 hrs.

Malicious report 1625 hrs.

Mistaken report. 2000 hrs

Malicious report

(e)

REMARKS

A parcel ̧1'xó" with Chinese characters :

"China Product"

"Keep our Countrymen" "Chinese People Keep Clear" After detonation was found to consist of 4 newspapers.

DS/C reported that the object was an empty plastic bag.

Nothing could be found at the

scene.

BO Mr-Ewins found this to be an empty box.

This was reported by S.A.T.0.

Was found to contain nails and newspapers. Detonated.

▲ parcel of newspaper 4"x3′′ with black Chinese characters: "Protest increase in water charges

"Chinese language must be legal#

"Cowperthwaite did not consult the citizens feelings. If he wants to save his own life, his decision must be withdrawn.

32

301635

0/s Ra114, inside Alexander House, Chater Rd, 1/F.

EOD/HKI

33

301637

0/s 12, Tin Wan St. Aberdeen

Insp. Burn,

UB/Aberdeen

Parks

34

301720

Porkimet St, near Ming Po St, Yaumati.

EOD/K

35

301745

No 3 Supply Depot, RACC, Argyle St.

UB/KC

36

301753

lam Dairy Farm Pokfulam Rd.

EOD/HKI

Simulated Boob. 1837 hrs.

37

301724

0/s Blk 13, N.T.K. R/E, KT,

EQD/K

Simulated bomb. 1905 hrs.

CONFIDENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bonbs

Sitrep at : 08.00/^5

Sheet 10

:

T

(a)

TEAM SENT

(a)

SERIAL

Date: : 31-3-71

(b)*

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

38

• 301730

Between the 6th and 7th floors EOD/K of Blk 34, S.M.P. R/E.

39

301832

0/s 39A, 1/F, H Blk. Oak St.

EOD

40

301855

0/s Blk 4, NTK R/E.

41

301925

Corridor of 217, Lockhart Rd,

BO

4/F.

(e)

RESULT & TRE

PASSED

Mistaken report.

Mistaken report. 1910 hrs.

BO Mr Ewins

Malicious report. 1849 hrs.

Simulated bomb. 2015 hrs.

42

301948

1/F Staircase of the Ocean Terminal

EOD/K

Simulated Bomb 2115 hrs.

43

302000

0/s 29, Texaco Rd, G/F, T.W.

EOD/K

Mistaken report. 2132 hrs.

44

302130

On KMB AD4737 route 6D at N.T.K. Bus terminus.

ECD/K

istaken report.

45

302145

1/F, staircase, Ocean Terminal EOD/K

Simulated bomb Detonated by SIP BD at 2235 hrs.

(e)

REMARKS

Tas detonated by SIP HO and found to be an empty metal tin 5"x2".

Found to be a box of rubbish.

The BO reported that nothing could be found at the scene.

A tin

Opened by BO Mr Ewins. 3" diameter, containing 7 wax crayons. A card attached, read: "Danger"

Detonated by Insp. Binstead. Found to be an empty box.

Chinese characters on the o/s warned :

"Compatriots keep away

Dismantled by EOD team and found to contain rubbish.

Detonated by SUP HO and found to be a plastic bag containing some old shoes.

2 beer tins wrapped in paper. Chinese characterst

"Compatriots stay away

CONFIDENTIAL

1

تا

CONADENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at : 08.00/12.00516-00x

Date :

31-3-71

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

(c)

TIME REPORTED

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT

46

302210

0/s 15 Shing On St, SKV on hawker stall

EOD/HKT

47

302230

U/o Electric Rd and Power St

EOD/HKT

43

302333

Tung Tau Village Rd 3/o June-

EOD/K

tion

tion Rd

49

302333

0/s Rm No. 501, Feony House, So Uk Estate.

EOD/K

50

302230

0/s No. 306, Electric Rd.

EOD/HKI

Sheet:

11

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Simulated bomb, Detonated 2252 hr

Simulated Bomb. Opened at 2210- 2333 hrs.

Detorated 0150 hr. Simulated banb.

Simulated bomb. Detorated at 0105 hrs.

Simulated bomb.

Detonated at 23201 hrs.

Simulated bomb mistaken (Fable. Detonated at 0130 hrs. Simulated bomb. ustahim] FaET.

Detonated at 0123' hrs. Simulated bob.

(e)

REMARKS

Small tin 4′′x2′′ Chinese characters:

"Compatriots keep away, oppose increase in water rates"

Fkt 2"x3"x2" wrapped in white paper. Chinese characters:

• "Oppose increase in Rent"

Newspaper package 8"x6"x3" : "Protest against water increase"

Rubbish wrapped in newspaper. "Chinese don't come near

Tin of lighter fuel wrapped in paper :

"Oppose to increase in Rent"

Square box, with another box inside. A box of nails.

Paper box 5"x6"x8" placed on the top of a wall, Chiu Chow Kiddle School.

No characters.

A package 3"x2" wrapped in newspaper, slogan:

*Deep away"

Torch batteries inside,

51.

302315

Gordon Rd j/o Kennedy Rd

EOD/FKI

Detonated 0048

hrs.

52

302335

Bute St, nr Sai Yee St, Kin.

BOD/K

.53

310110

0/3 State Cinema, King's Rả, -North Point,

EQD/HKI

CONFIDENTIAL

Date

31-3-71

(a)

(b)

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED -

54

310110

CONF

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at : 08.00/12-6

MAL

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT

0/s No. 5, Block, Tin Wan R/E EOD/HKI

Aberdeen.

55

310135

0/s Kader Factory, Tanner Rd,

EOD/HKI

North Point.

56

310140

0/s 31A, Anchor St, Tai Kok Tsui, Kin.

EOD/K

57

310154

0/5 No 26€ New Waterfront Rd, Wch.

EOD/HKI

58

310236

Kwei Lan St, nr Hoi Tan St.

EOD/K

59

301549

0/s Blk 15, Wang Tau Hon R/E. EOD/K

60

310650

Bet. Blks 26-27, Kwai Chung R/E, T.W.

EOD/NT

Sheet: 12

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Detonated at 0248 hrs.

Simulated bomb.

Detonated 0145

hrs.

Simulated bomb.

Detonated 0225 hrs istaken report.

Detonated at 0219 hrs. Simulated

bomb.

Detonated 0320 hrs Mistaken report..

1720 hrs.

Kalicious report.

{')

REMARKS

Blue plastic parcel with character:

"Countrymen keep away*

Fkt 5"x3" wrapped in paper with poster attached.

"Chinese should be"

Empty tin of red paint.

2 small parcels 1"x2"x3" wrapped in red & green paper, covered in newspaper. No characters.

A tin about 3" diameter, with characters:

"Oppose increase in water rate"

Ovaltim tin wrapped in newspaper tied with string.

Nothing to be seen.

Object 2"x2"x6". wrapped in red paper. Characters :

"Compatriots don't get near",

CONFIDENTIAL

+

LO

Date: 31st March 1971

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at: $2/12.00/x2

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT

(e)

RESULT & THE

PASSED

Sheet: 13

(C)

REMARKS

61

3108.20

0/s 657 Java Rd, Cheung Koong Factory.

EOD/HKI.

Detonated 0845. Contained waste cloth.

62

310820

0/s Lady Black Health Centre, Healthy Street, West.

EOD/HKI

63

311034

Castle Peak Rd o/s Garden Bakery.

EOD/K

Detonated 1025. Simulated.

614

311034

Tai Po Road junction with Pei Ho Street, Kowloon.

EOD/K

Detonated 1050. Mistaken/False.

65

311034

14 Ning Fo Street, 3/Floor staircase, Kowloon.

BOD/K

Opened 1106. Simulated.

66

311200

9

Wong Tai Sin Low Cost Housing Estate between north and

EOD/K

Pulled down and

Hanging on wall.

in white paper,

middle block,

Simulated.

Detonated 0910. Simulated.

opened 1135.

Empty.

Simulated.

Plastic bag 8" x 6" wrapped yellow paper with red and blus characters "Compatriots keep away".

Food tin wrapped in white paper with slogans "Object to increase in water fee" "Dom fall the British".

Half building brick wrapped in newspaper. Chinese characters "Down with Cowperthwaite".

Parcol 3" x 10". Empty.

:

-Newspaper parcel containing plastio flower waste. Slogan "Conrades don't come near".

Parcel wrapped

Slogans "Object

to water rate", "Carades don't come near"

CONFIDENTIAL

Date: 31st March 1971

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at 8x63613×20/16.00

Sheet 14

(a)

SERIAL

(b) -

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

67

311235

Entry to subway leading to HK Jockey Club at Tong Nei Chung Rd near Sports Rd.

EOD/HKI

Detonated 1315. Mistaken/false

68

311242

ing Fu Street, Chai Wan, No. 1 King Tin Mansions, 6th floor at entrance to lift.

EOD/HKI

Moved outside

(c)

REMARKS

Red plastic bag 6" x 2". Eupty.

69

311304

19 Wing Fong Street, Ground floor, Siu Fung Hong.

EU Car

Malicious/false

building and

Milk tin 8" x 6" wrapped in white

paper. Slogan "Conrades don't come near", Empty.

detonated 1415. Simulated Brub·ft (47)

Object wrapped in blue paper. No object found.

70

311.322

Garden of Wan Toi Villa, 1035 Tak Shek To Village, Clearwater Bay Road.

EOD/K.

Detonated 1315 Mistaken/false

A blue travelling bag. Contained old clothes.

71

311444

Salvation Army Street near The Morrison Hill Technical School.

EQD/HKI

Detonated 1508 Simulated

72

311445

Outside Maple House, So Uk Estate, Kowloon.

EOD/K

Detonated 1500 Simulated

73

311450

Outside Block 27 Kwai Chung R/E, Tsuen Wan.

.EOD/NT

Detonated 1525 Simulated

74

311521

Subway near Mandarin Hotel

Detonated

Parcel wrapped in brown paper 12" x 8". Slogan "Compatriots keep away". Contained waste paper.

Metal tin 5′′ x 5′′ diameter. Empty. Slogan "Don't move it".

5" x 7" x 3",

Slogan "e object to the high water rate".

Brown paper packet 1′′ x 7′′ x 8′′.

CONFIDENTIAL

+

From: Colony POLNIL

Date: 1-4-71

CONNE

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at: 08.00/100

TIAL

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(d)

TEAM SENT

Amendments

60

310650

Bet. Blks 26-27, Kwai Ching R/E, T.W.

EODÁT

74

311521

Subway near Mandarin Hotel

BOD/HKI

:

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Sheet: 15

(2)

REMARKS

الله

Simulated.

Object 2"x2"x6" wrapped in red

Detonated at 0900 paper. Characters : hrs.

Simulated.

"Compatriots don't get near"

Brown paper pkt 1"x7"x8" with

Detonated. 1602 hr Chinese characters:

"Water rate should not be increased but workers wages should"

"Cowperthwaite is human waste" "Those who suggest water charge increase should be shot"

75

311547

0/s lift of Left Wing of WTS EOD/K Low Cost Housing Estate.

Simulated.

Detonated at 1620 hrs.

76

311815

Between 12/F. end.13/F staircase, Blk 28, Sau Mau Ping R/B.

B.O. Mr. Ewing Simulated.

Dismantled at 1935 hrs.

77

311820

W.T.S. Resettlement staff quarters opposite Kiddle School.

EOD/K

Kistaken false. Detonated at 1830 hrs.

CONFDENTIAL

"6"x3" wrapped, in white paper with red Chinese characters:

"People don't walk near the baab"

A tin about 4′′x5′′ containing a non explosive white paper. Chinese characters i

"People don't walk near the bamb

"Objection to water rates

Empty glass bottle wrappeed in brow paper 10"x3".

CON

Suspected Bombs

TIAL

Sitrep at : 08.00/135963639

Date :

3-4-71

(a)

- SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT

78

311825

Rear lane of 49, Wyndham St.

EOD/HKI.

79

311805

Behind Blk 66, T.7.S. R/B.

EOD/K

Sheet : 16

'(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Mistaken False,

· (0)

REMARKS

2 plastic balls about 3" in

Detonated at 1900 | diameter.

hrs.

*

Simulated.

80

311925

1/F staricase, Blk 5, Valley Rd, Low Cost Housing Estate, H.H.

B.O. Mr. Ewins Simulated.

81

312200

o/S 8, Clove Valley, Fath, 2/F SSI/Central

82

312205

0/s side entrance to 29-30) Kennedy Rd near Spring Garden Lane.

EOD/HKI

83

312048

Hing Fat St near Waterfront Rd

EU/HKI

7"x4"x24" parcel wrapped in

Detonated at 1905 newspaper. Chinese characters : hrs. "Object to water rate, rise" Contained newspaper.

6"x3" parcel wrapped in newspaper

Opened at 2020 hrs containing a bundle of newspaper.

Mistaken false

report.

Blown over by the wind at 2115 hrs.

Mistaken false, Detonated at 2130 hrs.

Mistaken false. Object run over by a passing car before the

arrival of police

Chinese characters:

"Down with U.S.D."

"Object to water rate rise"

An empty light bulb container in a polythene bag.

Insp. Hersit found this to be an empty cardboard box 18"x9"x6".

Cardboard box 36′′x6′′x6′′.

CONFIDENTIAL

Date:

1-4-71

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at: 08.00/552

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

84

312220

Tsuen Lung St, T.W. 0/s August Moon Cinema,

EOD/NT

85

312235

0/s 25 Cooper Rd

EOD

86

312240

Percival Street near Hennessy Road

EOD/HKI

87

312156

Block 17, Valley Rd, Low Cost housing estate, H.H.

EOD/K

88

010016

Block 2, Yuen Long R/E.

EU/NT

2

89

010130

No. 633 King's Road.

EU/HKI

90

312325

Block H o/s Van Ying Bldg, Youmati.

..BO

Sheet :

17

(e)

REMARKS

Detonated at 2306| Small box w/o markings.

hrs. Mistaken false report.

Mistaken false

report. Detonated at 2240 hrs.

Simulated bomb.

Detonated at 2130 hrs.

Mistaken false

report. Detonated |2235 hrs.

Found to be an empty paint tin.

Box wrapped in newspaper 8"x5"x3" with Chinese characters : "Danger"

Box filled with paper.

Mistaken falso.

report. 0140 hrs.j

Mistaken false

report. Detonated]

by EOD.

Box

Paper bot with rubbish inside.

Simulated.

Detonated 0040 hrs Chinese characters:

Yellow wrapped tin, 3"x5" with

"Danger - Keep away*

Small box wrapped in white paper. Chinese characters:

"Dangerous. Goods

Keep away

-

Object to rise to water rates

91

312350

No 8, Southwall Street (inside building near cock- loft),

BO

Simulated.

Dismantled 0055

hrs.

CONFIDENTIAL

Date 1-4-71

>

CC.

¡A

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at: 08.00/20

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED"

(c)

LOCATION

L

(d)

TEAM SENT

92

010028

O/s playground at Chatham Rd (near Sky Theatre)

EOD/K

93

010052

276 Chatham Rd, Kin.

EOD/K

94

010445

Police Recreation Club

EOD/HKI

Sheet:

18

·

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Simulated bomb. Detonated 0120

hrs.

Simulated.

togated by EOD.

Detonated by ECD at 0550 hrs. Mistaken false

report.

(2)

REZARKS

Suall cylinder wrapped in paper, with Chinese characters :

"Do not approach"

Contents sent to Govt. Chemist.

4′′x7"x2" red paper wrapped object

Small tin wrapped in white paper.

.95

010655

Kwai Chung ofs Blk 31

EQD/NT

Ronding. Delousted

Charlaken

Pending. mistaken falce.

96

010516

Fife St/Nathan Rd

EOD

Mistaken Report Detonated at 0553 hrs

Rattan Basket

97

010530

Tsuen Lok St

EOD

98

010610

Inside lift Man Wah Building, Ferry St.

وو

Do not av

B.D. to scene at 1140km

Kistaken report. Suitcase, containing clothes.

Detonated at

0611 hrs

Buonated at 1243 lads- Bot determaried, and for Sumulat

Simulated bomb.

010615

o/s Govt Primary School Tong Mei Rd.

EOD

Detonated at 0630 hrs

Paper wrapped 'Camrates stay away]

Dangerous goods

Still in situ awaiting BO

Guarded by Police

Trapped parcel.

*Conrades don't come near- INT'

(*The word INT was in English)

CONFIDENTIAL

Date :

1/4/71

COMALL TI

The

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at : 08.00/32. at: 08.00/3.XAL

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

100

010740

Block 37 Kwai Chung R/B

FOD

(a)

TEAM SENT

Sheet : 19

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Penting, of or to the Waterplay

(c)

REZARKS

Ponding, facket wrapped in red paper

conty

CONFIDENTIAL

From: Colony POLMIL

CONT

Date :- 1/4/71

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

FAL

To: CP

DCP/Opa

DCP/Äänin

DCE

DSB

ACP/Ops

CPIO

SO/Ors 'A'

SSI/Ops

G Int

Def Sec.

EOD

Engr's

Sheet 20

Suspected Boobs

Sitrep at : 0500/12.00/15xter

(a)

TEAM SENT

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

BOD/FKI

101

010730

Hing Wah Rd

102

011002 hrs

Tanner Hill Rd, Police

Primary School, on the east

EOD/HKI

side of the garden, Bedford Ra

103

011025

At the pavement at 330 King's Rd.

ECD/HKI

J

(c)

REMARKS

Detonated by EOD/HKI & found

to contain wires, & 2 batteries- Simulated.

Box 3" x 4" wrapped in paper 'Compatriots stay away'

Detonated by

A tin 2" in diameter x 4 with Chinose characters:

EOD/EKI. Contained "Cbject to the water rate in newspaper 6′′ x 2 increase"; Simulated.

Detonated by

EOD/HKI at 1045 Empty. Simulated

Detcrated at 1010 hrs.

Simulated.

Detonated at 12.00 hrs on 1.4.71 by EOD/NT Mistaken Falso,

CONFIDENTIAL

"Cczpatriots kèop away" ; "If you go near, you will a dio".

A paper box, tied with string with Chinese characters:

"Fieges of HK Workers should be increased"

Object wrapped in paper with posters "And water rate riso"

Object trapped in red paper

104

1101

0/S Block 6 Shek Lå R/K

EOD/NT

Tsuen Wan

105

1116 **

0/S Blk 37 Kwai Chung R/B

EXCD/NT

Date: 1/4/71

COM

MAL

Suspected Boribs

Sitrep at: 08.00/12.00/16.00

(a)

TEAM SENT

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

106

1117

/S Tse Kung Temple Shatin

EOD/KT

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Detonated by EOD/INT. Found to contain 2 kittens Mistaken false

Sheet: 21/22

(2)

REZARKS

At 1250 hrs

107

1130

5/F. Corridor, Yale Lodge 30 Kemedy RA.

EOD/FKI

detonated by EOD plastic container contg earth wrapged

in brown paper-Simulated,

108

1158

Junction of Choi Hung Road

EOD/K

Detonated at

& Tai Sing Street.

C652 hrs.

Simulated.

109

1158

p/s Fui To Middle School at Inverness Rd,

EOD/K.

Cetorated at p922 hrs.

istaken False

110

1158

At i/o Jordon Rd. & Fattery St.

ECD/K

111

1159

Rear lane of 328 Nathan Rd. hear Cheung Lok St.

EOD/K

112

1136

Wanchai Rd.near to Wood R

o/s Govt Clinic.

EJD/HKI

Detonated at

0938 hrs.

Similated.

Detonated at

1045 hrs.

Simulated.

Cut open by ECD at 1145 hrs-

Kistaken falso.

CORENTIAL

Object 10 x 10 x 4 with Chinese characters "Eig money & good business

Object 4" x

Ko writting.

Object 3" x 4"

with Ch. Characters

"Bomb deed the Communist

; -

"People don't see,

6" x 4" x 2" with Ch.Characters: "Give it to the White skin pig"

Broma paper bag 2' x 10 contg large quantity of rubber band-new condition.

Date: 2 April 171

coi.

TIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at : 08.00/12.00/16

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(0)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT

113-

0112.55

22 Lee Sheung St.bet. 1/F & 2/F staircase landing.

B.0.

(e)

RESULT & TRE

PASSED

Simulated bamb Detonated 1450

114

1312

junction of Portland St.and Pitt St.

BOD

Simulated bomb

Detonated 1333

115

1316

o/s Block 37 Kwai Chung R/E Tsuen Wan

B.0.

Kistaken Opened at 1644

116

1353

Staircase bet. G/F and 1/F at

(Found 1329)

17 Wang Cheung St.

B.0.

Simulated banb Detonated 1543

114 Waterloo Rabet.G/F & 1/1 staircase

B.0.

1443 hrs. MISTAKEN report

117

1403

1428

118

(Found 14.17)

1435

119

Sheet : 23

(c)

REVARKS

Cardboard box 4" x 8" x 3".

Writing:

"Compatriots keep away", "Protest against water rates'

Newspaper parcel 3′′ x 6′′. "Defeat H.K. British",

"Protest increase in water rates

There were 4.brown paper parcels, Each contained a bottle.

1st bottle contained tablets. 2nd bottle contained medicine. 3rd bottle contained yello powder and fluid.

contained 4th bottle contained kerosene or acid,

White paper parcel 17" x 12" x 8" "Chinese don't approach".

o/s 54 Argyle St. near Fa Yuen ECD/X St.

o/s 710 Prince Edward Rd. near to Chu Tet Factory.

EOD/K

CONFIDENTIAL

Simulated bomb Detcoated 1625

Detonated at

EOD found the object to be a biscuit tin 12" x 6" x 3a containing firecrackers.

Object 12" x 12" wrapped

1510 hrs.Contain] in newspaper raste peper. Kistaken false

report.

From: Colony FOLL

Date: 1/4/71

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

120

1439

CO.

NTIA

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

CP

DCP/Ops

To: DCP/Admin DCI(8)

DSB

Sitrep at: @9x25613350/16.00

ACP/Ops

CPIO(2)

50/Ops 'A'

SSI/Ops

SB/Ops

D.S.

Kilitary (3) File: CP/CON/214/113

Sheet:

24

(c)

LOCATION

Inside C.D.0. King's Rd. North Point

NIL

(d)

TEAM SENT

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Found by a

Sanitary worker

vho opened it and found to contain

nothing.

Simulated.

Mistaken

(0)

REMARKS

A Sardine Fish Tin with C. "Cbject to the rise of water charge;

"Compatriots keep away.

10:1

1518

Inside G.P.0., Pedder St.

EOD

(Found 1504 hrs)

Detonated at 1650 hrs..

00000 000 0000

The two objects were found to contain rubbish.

Carabcard box 16′′ x 10" x 10". b) Blue suitcase 24" x 10" x 10" There were no slogans.

CONFIDENTIAL

DENTIAL

:41

Date: 2nd April 1971

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

CONFITIAL

Suspected Bombs

(c)

LOCATION

Sitrep at

08.00/52

(a)

TEAM SENT

122

011638

Outside Block 1, Shek Pai Wan R/3.

EOD/HKI

123

011650

Playground of Sheung Hei St. San Po Kong.

EOD/K

Simulated barb Detonated at 1558

Sheet: 25

1

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Simulated bamb Detonated at 1705

Siqulated bomb Detonated at 1900 hrs by EOD

(e)

REMARKS

Brown box 8′′ x 4′′ x 3" containing 2 batteries, 2 empty tins, 1 metal cup, bearing slogans; "Compatriots keep away", "Government unfair to raise water prices.

Found to be a bundle of white peper 3′′ x 4′′ x 2" bearing the words:

"Caspatriots don't come near", "Oppose water charges",

"Chinese Language to be official"

Found to be a bundle of newspaper bearing Chinese characters: "Compatriots stay away",

Could

A large brom paper package was reported at the location. not be found by EOD.

Brom paper parcel containing kerosene soaked rags wrapped in newspaper 6" x 8". No writing.

Found to be a package of news- paper about 5′′ x 3′′ x 2". Found on a pneumàtic drill generator. It was filled with sand and bore the words "Chinese stay away"

124

011710

1/2 staircase of the Central Post Office, Kowloon.

EOD

Simulated barb Detonated at 163

125

011720

East bound carriageway of Harcourt Road, near Marine

EOD

Mistaken report 1723 hour's

Police Headquarters.

126

011810

Outside Roca 105, Block 37, Kwai Chung R/3, 1/F.

EOD

Mistaken report Detonated 1858

127

011954

Outside 10, Canal Road, Test.

EOD

CONFIDENTIAL

9

12.

Date :

2nd April 1971

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

COMTIAL

Suspected Sambs

Sitrep at: 08.00/kibex

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Mistaken

Sheet :

26

(2)

REMARKS

128

011955

Side lane of Wing On Co.

EOD

between Bedford Rd, Central and Queen's Rd, Central.

129

011904

City Hall Government Car Park Ground floor.

EOD

Mistaken

130

011941

Clearwater Bay Rd near Wing

EOD

Mistaken

Hung Rd in Sai Kung area.

Detonated 2057

$

131

011942

Outside 103, Block 37,

Kwai Chung R/B.

37..

EOD

Mistaken report Detonated 0002

132

011938

Inside the Tran Depot,

EOD

Percival St. No. 8 Track.

133

012137

In King's Ed o/s State

EOD

This was a pile of paper, claimed by a CA who appeared to be mentally unbalanced.

Small brown package containing Detonated 1927 hrs an empty bottle. No slogans,

Mistaken

Removed by EOD at 1951 hrs.

Mistaken

Empty &munition box, previously used to contain 7.62 am10, ola condition, Na slogans.

2 parcels 3′′ x 5′′ x 1′′ wrapped in red paper containing empty bottles and waste cotton.

Empty cardboard box. No characters.

An empty milk tin.

tin.

Theatre.

Removed before arrival of EOD

134

012213

Outside 5 Jervois St.

EOD

Mistaken repart Dismantled at

Empty cardboard box.

2240

135

012201

i

Kale Lavatory, 1st floor, Departure Hall, Kai Tak Airport.

EOD

Mistaken

Cardboard box containing tissue

Mr Phillips ASP

Detonated 2245

papers,

ONFIDENTIAL.

..

j

*

Date : 2nd April

COI

Suspected Bombs

TIAL

Sitrep at: 08.00/x22/skyte

(a)

TEAM SENT

(a).

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

136

012204

Outside Block 1, Mei Foo San Chuen, Lai Chi Kok.

EOD

137

012235

Outside Block 5, Shek Pai Wan R/2..

EOD

Mistaken

Detonated 2315

138

012201

Lift in No. 15, Hong Ning Rd, Kwun Tong.

EOD

Mistaken

139

012339

Inside lift at 100, Shantung Street, 7th floor.

EOD

Sheet: 27

(e)

RESULT & TIME PASSED

Simulated

Detonated by EOD at 2330 hrs,

Detonated 2302

Simulated

Detonated 0030 by EOD.

Simulated Detonated 0050

by ECD

(e)

REMARKS

Round tin 8" x 3" containing unknown substance (sent for analysis), Characters: "Anti rise in water prices*. "Conrades don't come near".

Newspaper wrapped parcel 12" x 4" containing cigarette packets, empty wine bottle.

A bag of rotten fruit,

Round tin 5" x 4" wrapped yellow paper. Slogans;

"Object to water rate rise". *Compatriots will unite together and resist,

"All compatriots will unite together

Tin can 3" x 4" wrapped brown paper Characters: "Dom with KAO Tse- tung", "Compatriots stay away.

Wooden box full of rubbish.

1,0

012319

Staircase 2nd floor, Block

EOD

4, Ngau Tau Kok R/3.

141

012332

Inside lift at Block E,

EOD

Skyscraper Mansions, Tin Han Temple Road,

Mistaken report Dismantled at

0019

CONFIDENTIAL

ין י

-

COL

Suspected Babs

Sitrep at: 08.00/25

ΠΑ

Date :

2nd April 1971

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(d)

TEAM SENT

342

020131

J/o Ke House St, Wyndham St.

EOD

143

020100

Tung Lok Street, Yuen Long

EOD 2

Sheet:

28

(e)

RESULT & TIME PASSED

Detonated at 0200 hrs Mistaken report

Detonated EOD 2 Simulated

Mistaken report

(e)

REMARKS

Small tin wrapped in white paper 6" x 4", "Wothers Choice Flower".

Object wrapped in newspapers with Chinese characters written thereon "Compatriots keep away

2 pkt 3" x 8" each, no characters. Containing lamp wicks.

14

020607

Shanghai St j/ Shantung St.

EOD

Opened 0635

FIDENTIAL

1

Date: 2-4-71

CO

Suspected Bombs.

AL

Sitrep at: £x££/12.00/kk

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT

145---

020652

0/s No 5, Yan Oi Sun Chuen, Lung Cheung Rd.

BOD/K

146-

020809

Junction at Yen Chau Street end Yu Chau Street.

EOD/X

147

021004

Found at 0928 hrs i/s Kit

EOD/K

Lce Piling construction site at King Fuk St. opposite

Block 2, San Po Kong Factory

Building.

148

021004

Lee Po Tsuen Clinic near Arram St, Tai Kok Tsui, Rd, KLN.

EOD/K

149

021004

0/S 4 Chung Tui Street, near Tai Kok Tsui Rd, Kln.

BOD/K

150

021146

I/s No 249 Shaukeivan Rd, (Man Hang Big) at the

EOD

entrance to a lift.

Sheet: 29

'(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Detonated at 0740 hrs by EOD. The yellow powder was found to be sulphur. Should now read as Simulated bomb. Dismantled at 0835 by EOD/K. Simulated.

Detonated at

1022 hrs by EUD/K Kistaken report.

(e)

REZARKS

Bottle shaped object, wrapped in newspaper with string at top and wires sticking out of neck. Was in fact a metal tin, containing yellow powder, matches end nails.

Paper box 8" 18" 13" found to contain one bicycle bell.

Cleared by EOD at 1015 hrs. Mistaken Report.

Detonated at 1125 hrs by EOD. Simulated bomb.

Detonated at 1230 hrs. SIMULATED

Empty paper cone 5" long x 4" high which can be seen through from end to end.

6"x5"x2" wrepped in yellow paper with Chinese character "Object to rise in water rate"

Contained wet newspaper.

Object 7" 18"x2" mapped in newspaper with slogan in Chinese characters :

"Object to rise in water charges

Contained in a waste paper basket.

CONFIDENTIAL

Date :

2-4-71

ALCONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bonbs

Sitrep at: 03p00do2pp2/16.

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

151

021146

0/s Block 5 Ngau Tau Kok R/E, Kwun Tong Rd, Kowloon...

EU

202/16

5.00

Sheet :

30

(a)

TEAM SENT

(e)

RESULT & TIME

(C)

REZARKS

PASSED

?

1236 hrs.

No object found..

Malicious False

152

021308

0/s Block 12 Ngau Tau Kok R/E, Kwun Tong Rd, Kowloon,

EOD

153

021331

Steps of G/F staircase,

EOD,

112, Tsat Tse Mui Rd, HKI

154

021220

Castle Peak Rd near Fung Kat Village, Y.L., N.T.

EOD/NT

155

021343

0/s 131 Shanghai St or Nanking · ECD

Street.

nr

report.

Detonated and

found to contain

waste paper timed at 1420.

Kistaken Report.

Detonated at 1345 hrs.

STILLATED

+

Detonated by EOD. Simulated boob,

Detonated at

1845 hrs. SDSULANOD,

Keasurements 5"x3"x2".

-

wrapped in red paper no slogans on top a boot of P/car.

Object 6"x4" wrapped in brown paper with (4) sloĝans : "Hang Cowperthwaite

"Compatriots don't come near" "Back to 1967 anti-British | violence"

"Object to rise in water

charges

E1

Contained old newspapers,

Object wrapped in red paper and bearing Chinese characters :

"Compatriots don't come near Found to be a brick,

Object wrapped in newspaper 8"x6"x4" with black Chinese

characters :

"Object to rise in water rate"

"Legalise Chinese

Found to contain newspapers.

RENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL

CONDENTIALCONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Boobs

Sitred at 10

Date :

2-4-71

(a)

(b)

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED

155

021346

(c)

LOCATION

I/s lift "F" at G/F of Man

EOD ?:

9/16.00

(d)

(e)

TEAM SENT.

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Wah Building, Ferry Street, Yaumati.

157

021407

158

021533,

G/F staircase at No. 34, Tuhu Street, Hunghon, Kin. 0/s Frisons Sports Association EOD Wyndham Street.

ECD.

159

021030

Empty lift on 10th floor

of Rumsey Street Car Park, HKI

SDI/HF

MISTAKEN Report

Sheet: 31

(e)

REMARKS

Detonated 1545hra white paper bag 7′′x5′′x2′′

SIKULATED

No slogans Found to contain ́stones."

Detonated 1427 hrs White paper bag 3"x3"x3", MISTÄNGN No slogans.

Detonated 1547 hr Chinese charecters: ĮSIMULATED.

"Don't touch" "Compatriots keep away"| Package 4" x 8" x 1".

Package later reclaimed by owner and found to contain

meat.

C

ENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL

K

Bron: Colony POLMIL

Date:

3/4/71

TIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Boobs

08.00/12.09/16.00-

Sitrep at: 08.00/12.

To:

DOP/073

DCP/Adnin

DCI (8)

DSB

ACP/Ops

£0/0ps 'A'

SSI/Ops

$2/0p3

Kilitary (3)

File:

CP/con/214/113

Sheet : 32/33

(e)

REMARKS

́a)

(b)

IAL

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

:60

C21600

o/s 37 Kin Weh St. North Point, HKI

BOD

161

021538

o/s 52 Feidstone Rd near Kaidstone Ave, Kowloon

EOD

162

C21903

1/FL.staircase of 205 Tung Choi St.

EOD

(a)

TEAM SENT

+

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Detonated at 1625

hrs

4

"Simulated"

No trace 1634 hrs. "Malicious False"

Mistaken report. 1815 hrs.

C.c."Chinese keeу away" 5" x 4" wrapped in B/Paper 3 C.c. "Compatriots keep clear";

"Protest against increase in water prices"; "Fuck Coperthwaite".

:63

022010

o/s the tran workers quarters Tsat To Hui Rd.

BOD

Simulated Bonb. Detonated 2025 hrs.;

-1

164

C22103

o/s lain gate of the Government Stadiu

BOD

CONFIDENTIAL

Kistaken. Detonated at 2130 hrs.

GOLDENTIAL

1

Object 14" x 10" x 14"capped in thick paper box. C.c."WAH 4142a

To trace on arrival of ECD

Object reported at 1808 hrs. EOD examincl it and found it to be a travelling bag contg books.

FOD found this to be a "cardboard wrapped package 4′′ x 5′′ x 1" contg

pieces of white cloth. C.c.

To will win British

will fall;

"If Govt take no notice of us, the riots of 1967 will be back again".

This was found to be a cylindrical plastic box 6" high, 52 5" diameter wrapped in newspaper. No slogans,

CONFIDENTIAL

From: Colony POLMIL

(=)

Date: 3/4/71"

IAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

165

022150

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at: 08.00/dobar

(a)

TEAM SENT

(c)

LOCATION

11/FL.staircase of Blk.4, Shek Pai Wan R/E.

B.O.D.

165

022300

inside lift of Ken Lun Eldg. Bute St.

B.O.D./K.

CPIO(2)

SO/Ops 'A'

CP

DCP/Ops

DCP/A^ain

DCI(8)

SSI/Ops SE/Ops

DSB

ACP/Ops

D.S.

Kilitary (3) File:

CP/CO1V/214/113

Sheet: 33 34

+

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Mistaken. Detonated at 22.20 hrs.

Simulated.

Detonated at 0032 hrs.

Detonated at 0755 hrs.

Simulated

Detonated at 0721 hrs,

Simulated.

Dismantled at 0735 hrs.

(E)

REMARKS

The object was found in the 11/Floor corridor.

It was a white paper packet contg sliced apple and newspaper. No slogans.

Cardboard shoebox with a small dry cell battery inside.

Slogans" Compatriots don't come near, oppose increase in water rates."

A bottle wrapped in BESTE

paper 5" x 6" with characters "Oppose increase in Tater rates".

Package 6" x 6" wrapped in newspaper th C.c."y hamne telephone 839771";

"Kowloon City Road".

Package 5′ x 5" x 2" contg. waste paper and a battery.. C.o. "Keep away.Danger.

1 red cardboard box 8′′ x 5′′ x 1o| with C.c. "Don't came near".

167

030130

Staircase of No.37 Bulkeley St. 1/F.

EOD/K

Detonated at 0210 hrs.

Simulated

163

030639

Fing No Street near Lung Cheng Road.

E.D.D.

169

030700

o/s 72 Des Voeux Rd.West

E.O.D.

between Tram Tracks.

170

030703

Tsat Tse Mul Rd. North Foint

B.O.D.

Simulated.

CONFIDENTIAL

L

*

5

(a)

SERIAL

CONFID

ENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL Suspected Babs

Sitrep at f/12.00/ xxx/12.00/X

Date: 3/4/71.

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(d)

TEAM SENT

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

171

0846

Compound of Healthy Village

E.O.D.

(Found at 0725)

Housing Estate, Tsat Tse Mu Rd North Point.

Detonated at

0750 hrs.

Simulated.

172

084,6

(Found at 0725)

o/s 8 Wong Nel Chung Gap Road.

E.O.D.

173

0929

Tai Kok Tsui Rd. near Fuk Tee St.

(Found 0755)

E.O.D.

7

174

0930 (Found 0823)

on the flyover Lai Chi Kok Rd,1: E.0.D..Ju near Xei Fu New Village on the south bound traffic.

175

1025 (Found 0840)

o/s Post Office, Tung Yan St.

EXD/X

Yu Han Square.

Sheet : 35

(e)

REMARKS

Dismantled by B.O.D.

Mistaken false.

Detonated by E.O.D.at 0855 hrs, found to te a tin contg

nothing. Simulated.

- Detonated by ECD at 0910 hrs & found the newspaper was soaked with

kerosene.

Simulated.

Opened by ECD/K at 0925 hrs, found to contain 2 flower vasts Mistaken False

1 cone-shapped object 5"x3"x1* wrapped in gold paper with 3 cards attached each having C.c. "Compatriots keep ararater

"Object to the rise of water charges" "A gift to Cowperthwaite

One oil tin 12" x 4′′ x 3′′ in plastic bag. No slogan.

A newspaper parcel 5" x 6"x 3* with C.c. on a piece of white paper.

"Down with Cowperthwaite"; "Object to rater rates rise;" "Anti to Hong Kong Government",

A newspaper wrapping 3′′ x 5′′x5′′ with C.c. in a piece of white paper:

"Oppress water rates rise; "This is for David Trench"

Paper box wrapped in brown paper 12" x 9" x 6'

ENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAT Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at 3/12.00/16

Date :

3/4/71

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SENT

176

1025 (Found 0900)

on the rooftop car park, Ocean Terminal.

E.O.D.

177

11.15

(Found 1004)

At the male

·tollet, 2/F of North Kowloon

Magistracy.

Sheet:

36

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Opened by EOD

at 0955 hrs. Found to contain a broken metal

astray.

Mistaken False.

Detonated at 1045

hrs by EOD and

E.O.D./K.

found to contain

newspaper & some

(2)

REMARKS

Paper bag 12" x 18"

Erom paper parcel 4′′ x 6′′ with C.c. "Anti water rate rise"; "Compatriots keep away";

End also small English mitings

pieces of string.] * All people not near, Danger INT" Simulated.

Detonated by EOD at 1345 hrs and found to contain newspaper inside. Simulated.

Object wrapped in newspaper

12" x 5" x 7° with 0.c.

"Don't come near to the boub"; "Blow up Policemen";

I hate P.C., especially

178

11.35

o/s the rear of the

Mr.Philips,

(1055)

Hoi Uk Restaurant, Mui Wo.

JSP

T

CODENTIAL

Date : 3rd April 1971

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Boobs

Sitrep at: temps/16.00

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(d)

TEAM SENT -

179

031224 (Found 1140)

At Tai Chi Street outside Shan Shui School.

FOD/K

Sheet:

37/38

(e)

RESULT & THE

PASSED

Detonated at 1205 hrs by EOD/K

-

contein en old

broken thermal

flask.

Sinulated.

(e)

REZARKS

Brown paper parcel 8" x 3" with Chinese characters: "Object to the rise of charges",

Openca by EOD/HKI A transparent plastic bag with

at 1215 hrs.

Kisteken False.

school exercise books inside 4" x 4.

SDI/Aberdeen Disposed by SDI/A 2 bottles.

180

031234 (Found 1139)

Outside 579 Block 25 Chai Tien R/E.

DOD/HKI

181

031234 (Fouad 1200)

Outside rubbish room of Shek Pai Wan R/E, 8/F.

Kistaken False.

162

031234 (Found 1212)

Outside 16 Arbuthnot Road.

CID/C

Disposed by CID/C Mistaken Felse.

F

183

031322 (Found 1240)

Inside No. 240, Chathan Rd, Chi Yu Bank.

EXD/X

Opened by EOD/K at 1315 hrs and found to contain a pair of old shoes.

184

031456

(Found 1407)

Staircase of 50-54,

EOD/I

Lee Tak Street, Mong Kok.

A broken plastic pump, white in colour 5" x 3" diameter:

Newspaper parcel 3" x 8". No slogan.

Histeken False.

Detonated at 1444! hrs and found to contain a cley dish.

Simuleted.

Newspaper parcel 14 x 4′′ x 3′′ with Chinese characters in red; "Oppose to water rate rise "Long live MAO Tse-tung, "People do not near the bomb".

CCHIEDENTIAL

CONENTIAL

From: Colony POLMIL

Date:

4th April 1971

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

185

1610

(found 1526)

(c)

LOCATION

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

CP

DCF/Ops

DCP/Admin

Sitrep at : 0800/1303/1600 To: DCI(8)

inside lavatory at U.S.D. playground, Boundary St.

(a)

TEAU SINT

EOD/K

186

031646

at the side entrance of Ruby Court, Healthy St.Test, North Point.

FOD

187

031805

o/s Kan Tin Post Office

BOD

188

031811

o/s 12/F1.lift, Blk 1 Un Chau St.Low Cost Housing Estate

EOD

189

031813

G/Fi of Hill Sea Flats Military EOD Married Quarters Waterloo Rd,

DSB

ACP/Ops

(e)

RESIT & TIME PASSED Detonated by EOD/K at 1548 hrs. at the compound of MK Police Stn. Found to contain ladies' under wear. Histaken False.

Simulated Bomb. Opened at 1708 hrs.

Simulated Bomb. Opened 1900 hrs.

Mistaken.

Detonated 1910 hrs

Mistaken 1740 hrs.

CPIO(2)

SO/Ops 'A'

SSI/Ops

Sheet No.: 39

D.S.

Military(3)

File:

CP/CON/214/113

(f)

REMARKS

A paper box 12" x 6" x 6". No writing. It was found by a military corporal (18262368 ::.P. of Osborn Barrack) at 1500 hrs inside lavatory of USD playground, Boundary St. He brought it to K Police Station.

Found to be a parcel trapped in yellow paper 6" x 2" x 2" contg old clothes & bits of paper. Chinese characters: "Compatriots don't move11

Found to be a box 6" x 4" x 4" wrapped in yellow paper contg a brick..C.c."Compatriots keep away

Found to be a brown paper bag 2

x1' x 6a contg rice and a tin of vegetable oil. No slogans.

Found to be a block of solid concrete inside a telephone booth. No slogans.

CONFIDENTIAL

CC

Fran: Colony POLMIL

Date: 4th April 1971

CENTRAL

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at: 0800/1200/1600

CP

To:

DCP/Ops

DCF/Admin

CPIO(2)

50/Ops 'A'

SSI/Ops

D.S.

Militar

File:

L

DCI (8)

SB/Ops

CP/CO/214/113

DSB

¿CP/Ops

(a)

SERTAL

ZIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAX SENT

(e) RESULT

& THE PASSED

190

031822

o/s Eastern Blk, Central

ECD

Mistaken.

Govt Offices, Garden Rd. near Lower Albert Rd.

1835 hrs.

191

031834

o/s Rural Committee Office, Kam Tin.

EOD

Listaken 1900

hrs.

192

031923

o/s 3, Blk.2, Kai Tak Bldg. 2/F, K.T.Rd.

· 193

032100

o/s Room 1018, Blk.4 Shek Pai Tan R/E, 10/F.

EOD

194

032308

near a shop window of G/F, Princes Bldg.Ice House St.

ECD/HKI

Detonated

2350 hrs.

Mistaken report.

195

032340

o/s Fo Shan Mansions, Po Shan Hill, Upper Levels.

EOD/HKI

0001 hrs.

Mistaken report.

196

032359

Toilet, mezzanine floor, Princes Building.

EOD/HKI

0015 hrs.

197

040600

Route 14-143 bus terminus, Yau Tong Bay.

EOD/K

Sheet No.: 40

(r)

RE LARKS

Found to be a tin contg rubbish. (reported by a European who did not understand the Chinese characters on the tin.)

Found to be a brick in a paper bag.

Mistaken report, | à brown paper pkt.5" x 4" x 2". 1840 hrs. Inft telephoned Kowloon Control later to say that the object was a packet of birdseed left by a friend.

Simulated. Detonated at 2117 hrs.

Dismantled.

Histaken report

0645 hrs.

Detonated.

staken report.

A white paper package 8" x 11"x12" with a skull & crossbones drawn on it. 0.c."Capatriots stay away" Inside were 2 batteries, 1 bottle and some cord.

A ladies handbag measuring 12" x 5" leather pouch of talcum powder.

Flastic bag containing cement.

Private car ran over it before EOD tean arrived.

Bag of bones wrapped and tied in paper.

A travelling bag zipped up, found to be empty.

A

COMEDENTIAL

Fran: Colony POLMIL-

Date:

'(a)

SORTAL

198

4th April 1971

(b)

THE REPORTED

040853

CO

(c)

LOCATION

o/s 73 Hong To Rải

NTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at: GGGG/1200/4.600

(a)

TEAM SENT

EOD

199

0653

o/s.73 Hong To Rd.

EOD

200

0959

o/s Blk 26, Chai Wan R/E

EOD

16-4

to

· (Pages 43-61) covers all reports from the 2001)

To

DCP/Ops

ICP/Admin

DCI(8)

CPIO(2)

SO/Ops 'A'

SSI/Ops

S3/Ops

D.S.

Military(3)

File:

CP/CON/214/113

DSB

ACP/Ops

Sheet No.:

41

, (e)

(f)

RESULT & THE PASSED

Mistaken.0920 hrs Detonated.

Simulated. Opened at 0920 hrs.

+

Mistaken. Opened at 0955 hrs.

RELARKS

Object found to be a white paper parcel 12" x 4" at 0820 hrs. It contained broken glass & old clothing. No slogans.

White paper parcel 36"x24" bearing Chinese characters "Object to water rates, kill Cowperthwaite. Conrades keep away from it.. Folice keep away from it. Kill Mr. Wong Chek Sum"

(Believed Headmaster of the local lie thodist School)

Found to be a plastic bag 10" x 10" containing childrens clothing. No slogans.

+

COMEDENTIAL

Date, :. $/4/7/

CONSENT!

13

A

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at : 08.00/42.00/46.00

CP

CPIO (2)

SO/Ops/'A'

SSI/Ops

D.3. Military (3)

File: CF/ON/213

DCP/Ops

DCP/Admin

DCI (8)

SB/Ops

To:

DSB

ACP/Ops

1/46.00

Sheet : 42

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(a).

TEAM SENT

203

01725

49 Hong Keung Street, 1st Floor Staircase.

EOD

(e)

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

REMARKS

1800 hrs.

Kistaken report.

Newspaper parcel 4" x 4" x 2". No slogans.

Dismantled.

204

042052

0/s Central Government Offices, Lower Albert Street.

EOD/HKI

2116 hrs

Plastic bag containing rubbish.

CID/C found it to

be a Mistaken

report.

205

042121

Wu Hu Street near Chatham Rd

EOD/K

2205 hrs

Newspaper parcel 2′′ x 4". Tired

Dismantled by EOD up with wire.

found to be

Mistaken report

206

042200

Osborne Barracks, Waterloo Road.

EOD/K

2235 hrs

Empty cardboard 15" x 12" x 6"

Histaken report

207

042305

Inside Goodays Restaurant Vaterloo Road

EOD/K

Dismantled

EOD visited scene No trace of any object. nothing found.

Malicious/False/

Detonated at

208

042340

Connaught Road, Central,

G.P,0. side door by the

pillar.

NOTE:-

EOD/HKI

0010 hrs by EOD Kistaken/False.

A parcel 4" x 6" wrapped in newspaper containing wood shavings. No slogans.

At 041535 hrs at the Yu Wing Construction site, 24-25 Cehal Road, West, a suspected World War II bomb was found. Aray assistants requested as B.O. Ewins was sick. At 041022 hrs army Ballistic Officer Kajor Osborne reported that the suspected bomb was in fact a hot water cylinder.

COCINTIAL

(63)

(a)

R

Date:

504077

(b)

SERIAL TIME REPORTED

ENT

(c)

LOCATION

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at : G&,00/12.

-63.00/12.00/6:09

(a)

TEAM SENT

To:

CP

DCP/Ops

DCP/Admin

CPIO (2)

SO/Ops/'A'

SSI/Ops

DCI (8)

SB/Ops

DSB

ACP/Ops

209

050930

At Bus Terminus of Shek Yan R/E, Tsuen Wan.

EOD

210

051010

Junction of Waterloo Road and Homantin Hill Road.

EOD

Mistaken.

211

051011

Tung Yan Street Government Car Park, K.T.

EOD

212

051020

Outside 10, Ground floor, Block 8, Wong Tai Sin R/E.

CID/TTS

:

CON

CONFIDENTIAL

D.S.

Military (3)

File: CP/CON/214/113

Sheet: 43

(e)

RESULT & TIME

PASSED

Simulated.

Detonated 0955.

Detonated 1009.

Mistaken. Clained by its owner at 1020 hrs

Mistaken.report. 1000 hrs.

(2)

RIMARKS

Found to be a wine bottle wrapped in red paper. Chinese characters "Compatriots do not came near".

Found to be a box containing a model sailing boat.

Found to be a car battery claimed by its omer.

Enquiries revealed that the parcel belonged to a resident. It was found to contain an egg.

H

A

bron 1

Colony Folnil

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at: łoprnyóczypchy 16.00

COLDENTIAL

Date:

-5-4-79

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

To:

CP

DCP/Ops

DCP/Admin

DCI (8)

DSB

ACP/CPS

(a)

TEAM SENT

(e)

RESULT & TIME

213

051137

Outside Aberdeen Rehabilita- tion Centre, Welfare Road.

214

051615

0/s 17 Ngan Kok Street, B.V.

E.U.

1

CFIO (2) Def Sec

SO/Cps/A← Kilitary (3)

SSI/Ops File: CP/CON/214/113 SB Ops

Sheet: 44

(e)

REPARKS

PASSED

Mistaken report. 1141 hrs.

Malicious report 1615 hrs.

Brown paper parcel containing charcoal, Claimed by owner.

The report was made by an anonymous caller to the 'Star' newspaper offices.

CON

, ידיד

NTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

FIDENTIAL

CÜ¡

FROM: Colony FOLMIL

ENTIALO

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Banbs

------

Sitrep at: 0800/1200/1600

CP

DCP/Ops

To:

CPIO(2) ->80/Ops 'A'

D.S.

DCP/Admin

DCI(8)

SSI/Ops

SB/Ops

DSB

Military(3)

File:

CP/CON/214/113

ACP/Ops

Sheet No.t

45

(e)

(f)

Date:

(a)

6th April 1971

(b)

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

TEAM SINT

RESULT & TIME PASSED

215

051630

100, Shantung Street G/F, inside lift.

EOD/K

1720. Detonated.

Simulated

216

1750

Staunton St.j/o Aberdeen St.near Police Married uarters.

BOD/HKI

1800 hrs.

Malicious report.

217

1815

Blue Pool Rd j/o Ventris Rd. Harpers Garage 2/F.

EOD/HKI

218

1954

Waterloo Rd j/o Soares Avenue

EOD/K

1850 hrs.Detonated. istaken report.

2045 hrs.Detonated Mistaken report

219

2048

Shun Yung St.j/o Fat Kwong St.

EOD/K

220

2107

Victoria Park side entrance with Sugar St.

FOD/HKT

221

2107

Victoria Park side entrance with Sugar St.

BOD/HKI

222

2107

Victoria Park side entrance

EOD/HKI

with Sugar St.

2110 hrs. Dismantled. Kistaken report

2135 hrs. Detonated. Simulated

2141 hrs. Detonated. Siulated

2148 hrs. Detonated. Sinulated.

REVARKS

Brown paper parcel 10" x 6" X 4" C.c."Object to water rate rise",

Parcel 8" x 3" C.c."Campatriots keep away". Nothing found at

scene.

Red box 5" x 3" x 2" Car Spring box.

Bottle wrapped in newspaper.

Plastic bag contg a shoe box.

Parcel wrapped in newspaper 1" x 4" x 2", Tin with sand & stones. No Chinese characters inside.

Parcel wrapped in brown paper 2" x 5" x 2" newspaper inside. No 0.c.

Parcel wrapped in newspaper 2"x3"x 2". Stones inside, No C.c.

N.B. Serials 220, 221 & 222

were all placed within a few ft. of each other & EOD team

CONFIDENTIA!

considers them as Simulated babs,

COMMENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

From: Colony POLMIL

CONDENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bobs

Sitrep at:0800/1200/1600

Date:

6th April 1971

(a)

(b)

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED

223

2305 hrs

on 5.4.71

(c)

LOCATION

o/s 53 Kings Rd.

(a)

TEAM SENT

EOD/HKI

224

2336

o/s 86 Electric Road

EOD/HKI

225

060420

o/s 234 Ma Tau Wei Rd.

ECD/K

t

00000 0000 00000

To:

DCP/Ops

DCP/Admin

DCI(8)

DSB

ACP/Ops

·

D.S.

CPIO(2)

So/Ops 'A'

SSI/Ops

SB/Ops

Sheet No.: 46

Military (3)

File:

(c)P/CON/214/1

(e)

RESULT & TIME PASSED Detonated by EOD at 2325 hrs on 5.4.71 & found to contain sand & stones. Simulated.

Detonated by EOD at 2335 hrs, á found to contain sand & waste-paper Simulated.

Detonated at @500 hrs. Simulated report.

(f)

REMARKS

▲ tin box wrapped in newspaper 12" x 8" x 4" with blue C.c. "Compatriots keep away".

Cardboard box 4" x 4" x 3" wrapped in white paper with C.0. "Coupatriots keep away";

"Down with the British Empire".

Paper parcel measuring 12" x 12" x C.c."Careful".

COMIDENTIAL

CC

CONFIDENTIAL

G.F. 323

CONFIDENTIAL

RECERCA

From: Colony POLMIL

CORDIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Banbs Sitrep at 0800/1200/166

D.S.

Military(3)

File:

CR/cai/214 3

CP

DCF/Ops

CFIO(2)

SO/Ops''

To:

DCP/Admin

SSI/Ops

DCI(8)

SB/Ops

DSB

ACP/Ops

Sheet No.:

47

(e)

(f)

(a)

(b)

SERIAL

TLE REPORTED.

Date: 6th April 1971

(0)

LOCATION

(a)

FRAM SENT

226

060846

Staircase, Block 3, 14th Floor, Shek Lei Resettlement Estate, T.W.

EOD

227

060930

Inside Seaman's Recruiting Office, Connaught Road Central.

EOD

Mistaken Report. Opened 0950 hrs.

228

060940

14/F Staircase of 15-18, Connaught Road Central,

EOD

Mistaken Report. Clained by owner.

CONFIDENTIAL

RESULT & THE PASSED

Simulated Bamb. Detonated 0925 hrs.

REMARKS

An empty parcel wrapped in newspaper 6′′ x 3". Chinese characters "Dead 54, Injured 24.5, goods".

A parcel 4" newspaper, blanket.

x 4" x 2", wrapped in Found to contain a

A sack of flour 12" x 12" x 4". Claized before the arrival of EOD tean.

CONFIDENTIAL

0003230

G.F. 323

CONFIDENTIAL

From: Colony POLMIL

Date: 6th April 1971

CON

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at : 0800/4200/1600 TO:- DCI(8)

DCP/Ops

DOP/Admin

DSB

CPIO(2)

--SO/Ops 'A'

SSI/Ops

SB/Ops

D.S.

ACP/Ops

Military (3)

File:

(c)P/COV/2147.13

Sheet No.: 48

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TLE REPORTED

(c)

LOCATION

(a)

(e)

(f)

TEAM SENT

RESULT & TIME PASSED

229

061130

Side entrance to the Botanical Gardens, Albany Road.

EOD

Mistaken report. Opened at 1150 hrs.

230

061206

Outside 1, Sai Cheung Street,

EOD

hestern.

231

031207

The junction of Canal Road East and Canal Road est.

EOD

Simulated Bomb. Opened 1210 hrs.

232

061410

Outside 24, Cameron Road, T.S.T.

BOD

..istaken report.

233

061440

Outside Shatin Water Works.

FOD

CONFIDENTIAL

Malicious report. 1220 hrs.

Detonated at 1430 hrs.

Mistaken report. Opened 1510 hrs.

REMARKS

2 paper carrier bags 14" x 14". No slogans, Contained 3 egg cartons (cardboard) and old

newspapers.

Object could not be located.

¿ cylindrical tin 3" high 3" dia. wrapped in newspaper. Chinese characters: "Conrades keep away" "Object to water charges".

▲ bundle of newspaper wrapped in plain paper.

A bundle of newspaper.

CONFIDENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

CO

Fran Colony POLMIL

Date: 7-4-71

(a)

SERIAL

(b)

TLE REFORTED

234

061612

-NTIAL CONFIDENTIAL,

Suspected Bombs

Sitrep at : 0800/4200/4690

(c)

LOCATION

mắt Lộc. 503 507, Catian Rd, Wah ing Building, 13/F, Flat B, in the

(a)

TEAM SENT

EOD/K

corridor.

235

061855

O/s Wong Tai Sin Temple, Lung Cheung Road.

EOD/K

To :-

DCP/Ops

DCP/..drin

DCI (8)

DSB

CPIO(2)

SO/Ops 'A'

D.S.

SSI/Ops

SB/Ops

ACF/Ops

Military (3►

File:

CP/C:/214/113

Sheet No.: 49

(e)

RESULT & TLE PISSED 1713 hrs. Detonated. Mistaken report.

1933 hrs. Dismantled. Simulated.

(r)

REALARKS

An object 14"x12"x6" wrapped in grey paper. Contained plastic beads.

Cigarette tin 3" diameter, 4". high. Chinese characters : "Conrades don't come nearl on piece of paper.

Box 3" x 3" containing two bags of suger.

Package 21 long containing 3 newspapers.

Box 5"x12"x2" wrapped in red paper. No markings.

Empty tin box.

236

061934

I/s Telephone Booth, Star Ferry Pier

DOD/HKI

(H.K.I.)

2004 hrs. Dotonated. Mistaken report.

237

C62005

Garden Rd j/o Komedy Rd.

EOD/IKI.

2020 hrs.

Dismantled.

Mistaken report.

238

062100

0/s 24 Morrison Kill Rd

EOD/KI

2135 hrs. Detonated.

Mistaken report.

0000 0000 0000

-

CONTIDENTIAL

%

I

CONFIDENTIAL

0003210

G.F, 321

NFIDENTIAL

į

CU.

...NTIA

From: Colony PCIMIL

Date: 7-4-71

(a)

SERIAL

239

CONFIDENTIAL

Suspected Barbs Sitrep at: 0800/1200/1600

To:

CP

DCP/Ops

DCP/Admin

DCI(8)

DSB

ACP/Ops

CPIO(2)

SO/Ops 'A'

SSI/Ops

SB/Ops

D.S.

Military(3)

File:

CE/CON/214/113

TIME REPORTED

(b)

070906

(c)

LOCATION

Km 7117 Chi Sin Lau at Chau Mei Sin Tsuen, Fu ing Street, K.C. in the corridor.

(a)

TEAM SØNT

EOD/K

Sheet No.: 50

(e)

RESULT & TIME PASSED

1020 hrs. Dismantled. Mistaken report.

(f)

RELLARKS

Blue travelling bag 12"x12"x4" Found to contain old magazines. No slogans or markings.

240

071114

0/s Zoo in Botanical Gardens.

EOD/I

1125 irs. Removed. istaken report.

CONFIDENTIAL

7/4

A cake box 10"x10" containing four lemonade bottles,

No slogans,

FL

CONFIDENTIAL

0001230

G.F. 323

CONFIDENTIAL

?

SERIAL

Frua:

Sheet:

Colony FOLMIL

51

COGNI

SUSPECTED BOMBS

Date

7th April 1971

Sitrep: 08.00/12.00/16.00

D.C.P./Ops.

D.C.P./Admin.- -.-. D.C.I. (8)

S.O./Ops. 'A' S.S.I./Ops.

D.S.B.

S.B./Ops.

TIME REPORTED

LOCATION

TEAM SENT

RESULT & TIME PASSED

Distribution :-

C.P.

A.C.P./Ops. C.P.1.0. (2)

D.S.

Military (3)

File: CP/CON/214/113

REMARKS

NIL RETURN

CONFIDENTIAL

L

CONFIDENTIAL

0903230

G.F. 333

CO.

Sheet :

52

Date

8th April 1971

•ENTIAL

SUSPECTED BOMBS

Sitrep: 08.00/12.00/16,00

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED

LOCATION

TEAM SENT

241

071731

106 Lockhart Rd, Block F, 6/F.. corridor.

BOD/HKI

242

072210

Sheung Tak St nr Block 22, ilong Tai Sin R/E.

EOD/K

2245 hrs.

Sinulated.

Detonated.

243

080630 (found 080001)

On the road way at Ting Kok Rd near Ha Hang Village Rd, Tai Po.

EU Patrol car

1

CONFIDENTIAL

Distribution :-

C.P.

D.C.P./Ops. D.C.P./Admin. D.C.I. (8)

D.S.B.

A.C.P./Ops. C.P.I.O. (2) S.0./Ops. 'A'

S.S.I./Ops.

S.B./Ops.

RESULT & TIME PASSED

1754 hrs. Dismantled.

Mistaken report.

Only

Removed by EU car. 3 paper boxes for con- taining cakes already opened. Kistaken False report.

D.S.

Military (3)

File: CP/CCI/214/113

REMARKS

Parcel containing tea leaves wrapped in paper.

Sand and mud wrapped in brown paper. 4"x8"x4" with Chinese

characters :

"Compatriots don't came near" "Object to the increase in water charges"

3 empty paper boxes for containing cakes. No slogan.

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0003231

C.F. 323

BOHNG

Sheet: CONDENTIA

53

SUSPECTED BOMBS

Date

: 8th April 1971

Sitrep : 08.00/12.00/16.00

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED

LOCATION

244

030940

Inside the Garbage Room, 10/F, Block 8, in Chau Street Low

EOD

Cost Housing Estate.

245

081110

1/F staircase of 372, Prince Edward Road.

ECD

Distribution :-

C.P.

D.C.P./Ops. D.C.P./Admin. D.C.I. (8)

D.S.B.

TEAM SENT

RESULT & TIME PASSED

A.C.P./Ops. C.P.1.0. (2) S.0./Ops. 'A' S.S.I./Ops.

S.B./Ops.

*

D.S.

Military (3)

File: CP/CON/214/113

REMARKS

CONFIDENTIA

1

Simulated Bomb. Opened 0950 hrs.

Mistaken Report. Opened 1054 hrs.

a brown paper carrier bag suspended from the wall. Found to contain a plastic toy car and a plastic bag with sane Shell Petrol Co. advertising signs (in the shape of Shells).

There was a red pen on top of the bag. Chinese characters: "Danger, Coarades don't come near".

A wooden tea chest, contained a few tea leaves.

No slogans,

1

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0003230

G.F. 321

CONFIDENTIAL

CO1

DENTIAL

Sheet: 54

Date

8th April 1971

SUSPECTED BOMBS Sitrep: 8,00/42:80/16.00

SERIAL

TIME REPORT

LOCATION

TEAM SENT

246

081224

Outside Block 5, Kwun Tong R/E.

EOD/K

247

081400

On staircase of 22 Hing Hon Road Western.

EOD/HKI

Distribution :-

C.P.

D.C.P./Cps. D.C.P./Admin.

D.C.I. (8)

.D.S.B.

RESULT & TIME PASSED

A.C.P./Ops. C.P.I.O. (2) S.O./Ops. 'A' S.S.I./Ops.

S.B./Ops.

Mistaken Report. Parcel opened at 1215; hrs.

lüistaken Report. Dismantled at 1425 rs.

D.S.

Military (3)

File: CP/CON/214/113

REMARKS

13/4.

A newspaper parcel 4" x 8" and found to contain 3 small empty bottles. No slogans.

an empty newspaper wrapped parcel 6a ≈ 4′′. No slogans.

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t

0003130

G.F. 3131

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ZINTA

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Sheet :

55

Date

9th April '71

Sitrep: 08.00/12000/3608x

LOCATION

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED

TEAM SENT

248

081553 hrs.

o/s staff quarters, Kwong ah_ospital, Waterloo Ra.

EOD/K

249

081701

o/s Macau Ferry Wharf

EOD/HKI

Distribution :-

C.P.

D.C.P./Ops. D.C.P./Admin. D.C.I. (8)

D.S.B.

A.C.P./Ups. C.P.1.0. (2) $.0./Ops. 'A' S.S.I./Ops. 5.B./Ops.

RESULT & TIME PASSED

round object in brown. paper 6" x 5", detonated at 17.21 hrs by EOD. Found to be empty tin.

1730 hrs. EOD to scene, kalicious report.

D.S.

Military (3)

File: CP/CON/214/113

FPIB info.

REMARKS

Mistaken report.

Nothing found. PPIB info

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ONFIDENTIAL

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פיני ht

0003230

CONFIDENTIAL

Sheet: 56

SUSPECTED BOMBS

Date : 10-4-71

Sitrep: 08.00/42-08/46.00

Distribution :

C.P.

D.C.P./Ops. D.C.P./Admin.

A.C.P./Ops

C.P.I.O. (2)

D.C.I. (8)

D.S.B.

S.B./Ops.

S.O./Ops. 'A' S.S.I./Ops.

D.S.

Military (3)

&

File: CP/CON/21/113

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED

LOCATION

TEAM SENT

RESULT & TIME PASSED

REMARKS

250

090900

0/s Blk 8, Shck Yu R/E, T.W.

EQD/NT

at 0940 hrs.

251

091447

13/F, Blk 3, She: Lei R/E, T.7.

EOD/NT

Simulated Bomb,

Detonated at 1504 hrs.

252

091637

0/s Rm 3, Castle Feak Hosp.

EOD/NT

253

092121

2, Tak Shing St, 7/F, Kin.

EOD/K

Mistaken report.

Detonated at 2106 hrs.

254

092241

0/s 81, Electric Rd, North Point,

EOD/HKI

Siaulated Bomb. Detonated at 2328 hrs.

255

092338

Staircase of 16, Wing Hing St.

ZOD/HKI

Mistaken Report.

255

100053

Star Ferry Taxi stand

EOD/HKI

Mistaken report. Detonated wooden packing case containing

pottery, no slogans.

An empty tin 12"x8"x5" rapped in newspaper. Chinese characters : "Keep away Compatriots"

Malicious report. 1620 hrs. The object could not be located.

Detonated at 2337 hrs.

Mistaken Report.

Detonated at 0115 hrs.

A transistor radio. no slogans.

Stone wrapped in newspaper & brow paper.

Chinese characters: "Canpatriots don't come near" "Down with H.K. British".

Cardboard box 12"x10"x3" containing iron bars.

Black travelling bag 16"x12"x4" containing 3 tins of oyster sauc and soap.

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CA$200

C.F. 333

CONFIDENTIAL

Sheet:

CONFTITIAL

Date :

11-4-71

SUSPECTED BOMES

Sitrep: 08.00/42-90/46,00

Distribution :-

C.P.

D.C.P./Ops. D.C.P./Admin. D.C.I. (8)

D.S.B.

A.C.F./Op... C.P.1.0. (2)

D.S. Military (3)

File: CP/CON/214/113

s.0./Ops. 'A' S.S.I./Ops.

$.B./Ops.

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED

LOCATION

TEAM SENT

RESULT & TIME PASSED

REMARKS

257

101000

Opposite 30, Lau Loi Street, Bay View.

EOD/HKI

Mistaken report. Detonated at 1025 hrs.

à cardboard box 12"x8"x4"

258

102053

0/s Roxy Ciname, Yee Wo St.

EOD/HKI

Detonated 2127 hrs. Simulated.

containing rubbish.

3"x4"x2". Chinese characters : "Don't come near fellow

countrymen"

Contained brick.

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1

DENTIAL

12/4

3230

G.F. 311

CONFIDENTIAL

1

Cr

259

111557

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED

Outside 196, Holywood Road, G/F, 1,K.

EOD

TEAM SENT

CO...

Sl.eet:

58

Date

12.4.71.

SUSPECTED BOURS

Sitrep : 08.00/12.03/16.00

LOCATION

Distribution :-

C.P.

D.C.P./Ops. D.C.P./Admin.

A.C.P./Up C.F.1.0. (2) 5.0./Ops. 'A'

D.S. Military (3)

File: CP/CON/214/113

REMARKS

D.C.I. (8)

D.S.B.

S.S.I./Ops.

S.B./Ops.

RESULT & TIME PASSED

Sinulated bomb. Dismantled 1645 hrs.

Box 6" x 12" containing cigarette tin. 4 Chinese characters: "Compatriots keep away"

260

120702

In Tsat Tse Mui Road

EOD

Poning

near Healthy Stroot Central

ENTIAL

CONFIDENTIAL

CODENTIAL

ADSCTLD BOMBS

Sheet :

Date :

13th April 1971

Sitrep : 08.00/42.93/46.09

SERIAL

TIME REF ORTED

LOCATION

F.R.

260

120320

Distribution :-

C.P.

D.C.P./Ops. D.C.P./Admin, D.C.I. (8)

D.S.B.

RESULT & TIME PASSED

TEAM SENT

E.O.D.

Mistaken report.

Detonated 0715 hrs.

261

1738

o/s Ying Wah College, Robinson Road.

E.O.D.

Mistaken report.

Detonated 1720 hrs.

A.C.P./Ops. C.P.1.0. (2)

5.0./Ops. 'A'

S.S.I./Ops.

3.B./Ops.

D.S.

Military (3)

File: CP/CON/214/113

REMARKS

Blue plastic box 8" x 4" x 3"

containing nails, wire and drawing pins. No slogans.

A box 18" x 24" x 6" containing used Chinese clothing.

13/4.

262

2325

Front seat of Police

E.O.D.

Simulated Bomb.

Land Rover A 8104 parked o/s S.S.Po Stn.

Detonated 2249 hrs.

TWINZSOLN

0001234

G.F. 323

1

0000 000 opoo

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Reported at 2210 hrs.

An oval shaped tin 6" tong wrapped in white paper. Found to contain an incendiary mixture, possibly Hagnesium powder. Chinese characters: "Down with the British Empire" "Rinning dog, Wong Chuk Sua" "Dom with white skinned pig. "Object to water rate rise".

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CONFIDENTIAL

!

Sheet: 60

CONDENTIAL

Date

: 14th April 1971

SUSPECTED BOMBS

Sitrep: 08.00/42.00/46.09

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED

LOCATION

TEAM SENT

263

131410

At 5, Man Wing Building,

EOD/K

No. 503, Nathan Road,

Distribution :-

C.P.

D.C.P./Ops. D.C.P./Admin. D.C.I. (8)

D.S.B.

...C.P./Ops. C.P.1.0. (2) S.0./Ops. 'A' S.S.I./Ops.

S.B./Ops.

RESULT & TIME PASSED

Dismantled by EOD at 1405 hrs. Mistaken report.

D.S.

Military (3)

File: CP/CON/214/113

REMARKS

A cake box 3"x2"x6" containing joss-stick pots. No slogans. Reported at 1310 hrs.

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1

CONFIDENTIAL

0003230

G.F. 323

ONFIDENTIAL

COMIDENTIAL

Sheet: 61

Date : 15.4.71.

SUSPECTED BOMBS

Sitrep: 08.00/42.00/46.00

Distribution :-

C.P.

D.C.P./Ops. D.C.P./Admin.

A.C.P./Ops. C.P.1.0. (2)

S.0./Ops. 'A'

D.C.I. (8)

D.S.B.

S.S.I./Ops.

$.B./Ops.

SERIAL

TIME REPORTED

LOCATION

TEAM SENT

RESULT & TIME PASSED

264

140055

At the side lane of 405 Nathan load.

None

265

141301

At junction of South Jordan Valley Road/ Ngau Tau Kok Road, K.T.

EOD

266

141603

Lobby of 14/F Block 7

EOD

Ngau Tau Kok NE,

Kowloon.

267

141745

(Found 1600)

12/F Block 4 Ngau Tau Kok RE, Kowloon.

B.O.

Mistaken Report. 140931.

Detonated by EOD and found to be well wrapped parcel containing dry fuus at 1245. Mistaken Report.

Detonated by B.O. at 1710 rs. Found to contain children cloth- ing and books. Simulated.

Opened by 3.0. at 1720 hrs. Found to contain paper.

Mistaken False Report.

D.S.

Military (3)

File: CP/CON/214/113

REMARKS

The object was a plastic toy containing some tire. Informant, a watchman, opened the toy after reporting to Yaumati P.S. EOD not required.

A well wrapped box 12" x 12" tied with ribbon. No slogans. Reported at 1142.

The object 8" x 12" x 6" with Chinese characters: "Pedestrians don't come close to it".

à parcel 6" x 3" x 3". No characters.

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635, King's Road, North Point, Hongkong Tel. 616222-8 GRAMS: HK STANDARD

Frocing the Red terrorists

    THE decision to cut the jail terms imposed on Red terrorists during the 1967 disturbances is one which may attract strong opposition.

      The men and women, dedicated to the overthrow of Hongkong authority by force, are now being freed before they have served the sentences handed down by impartial British courts.

This is no way to tell the people of Hongkong that they will be protected against outside forces which threaten their way of life.

        These revolutionaries were sentenced to long jail terms not because of their political beliefs, but because they were violent criminals.

      Nobody will buy the Government explana- tions that these men are being treated like other criminals. It is obvious they are not. It is obvious they are getting special treatment because of political considerations and the improving relations between Britain and China.

Do they deserve these special considerations? The Hongkong Goverment is being prodded to release these terrorists by the British Government. The ultimate responsibility lies in Downing Street not in Albert Road.

It is interesting to consider the viewpoint of the brave men and women of Hongkong who defied the Red rioters to keep our society free, and how they will regard the kid-glove treatment of these men.

      And their opinions are the ones which should be considered as being more important than the opinions of the men in Peking who masterminded the upheaval against our Government authorities four short years ago.

+

9/2/115

ared in Sing Tao Man Pao on 29th March, 1971 communist prisoners. Similar sentiments als appearing in Wah Kiu Man Po on 29th papers on 30th March;-

ong Times, Chung Ying Daily, Wise Daily.

| LEFTIST PRISONERS WHO WERE GRANTED AN THERE WERE SOME WHO HAD PLANTED BOMBS

DISTURBANCES,

OP OF BOMB INCIDENTS HAS MADE PEXPLE AGAIN. EVERYBODY BELIEVES THAT THE LAW MUST BE UPHELD.

comended for early release last week were slic safety in 1967. Coincidentally, a ed recently and this gave rise to criticim commending the early release of prisoners

bomb-planting offences. Of the seven

▶ of then was originally sentenced to 10

7 or 8 years but, they were all released

out the safety and security of Hong Kong

Undeniably it policy needs to be examined. perity since the 1967 disturbances and to improved. However, the dignity of the tined and people's faith in the future of | security within her boundaries. No Cong Government must respect the opinions

ople and uphold the dignity of the law.

NO. 115

31.3.71

Chinese Press Review

BOMB INCIDENTS

WITH THE COMPLIMENTS

OF THE

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION,

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES.

¡

PRESS REFORTS ON BOMB INCIDENTS

Non-Communist Press

Bomb incidents received full coverage in the papers on March 28 A majority of them use it as their front-page lead story.

and 29.

On 28th.. the papers gave detailed descriptions of the discovery and blasting of the bomb outside the Central Government Offices, and how Hong Kong's ballistics expert Mr. Norman Hill was injured.

Newspaper reports on the next day mainly covered the following

topics:

1.

2.

3.

4.

Norman Hill's condition;

More bombs found;

Governor's expression of sorrow and his order for the arrest of culprits;

Statement made by various student bodies emphasizing their innocence and their objections to violence.

On the 30th.,

most of the papers carried Government's statement on the bomb incidents, and reports of the 70 Bi-Weekly being searched by the Police.

 Fai Po exclusively reported that Leung Wai Lam of the New China News Agency had given his guarantee to Hong Kong Government that China had nothing to do with the "bomb incidents".

 Press interest in the "bomb issue" seemed to have faded somewhat on 31st. Anyway, it was overshadowed by the hi-jack incident at Kai Tak airport. They continued to publish statistics of "suspicious objects" found over the Colony.

Communist press

 With the exceptions of Commercial Daily and Ching Po giving straight forward report on the "Hill bomb-blast" on 28.3.71, the

Communist press have kept quiet on the other bomb incidents.

And, only Hong Kong Evening News, a "mosquito" left-wing paper

with an estimated circulation of under 10,000, published an editorial commenting on the incidents.

EDITORIAL COMMENTS ON BOMB INCIDENTS

Non-Communist press

TIN TIN YAT PO (28.3.71)

We feel very sorry for Mr. Hill.

No-one in Hong Kong like to see "Compatriots-don't-come-near"

kind of incidents happen again; and they would object to the use of this method to oppose increases in water charges.

However, this

/bomb

2

bomb-blast should make the Financial Secretary realize that his water charges preposals were a very unwise movc.

HONG KONG DAILY NEWS

(28.3.71)

  The slogan "Competriots-don't-come-nenr" makes people connect this incident with the leftists; because in 1967, this was one of their

favourite slogans.

  Although everyone objects to increases in water-churges, violence should not be used. To use bombs to express objections is barbarous.

Bombs in 1967 caused "economic setbacks" even to the Communist shope. It took us many years to recuperate. If people use bombs again this time and cause another economic slump, the victims will be the Hong Kong compatriots and not the Hong Kong British.

NEW LIFE EVENING POST (28.3.71)

Bombs are much worse than water charge increases. What will you get

from a bomb?

Whether it is en incident created by an individual, or the work of an organisation, the Authorities must arrest the culprit to ensure public safety.

NAM WAH MAN PO (28.3.71)

   Colonial rule is no longer applicable in Hong Kong. Government must consider public opinion.

SING THO MAN PO (28.3.71)

The Hong Kong ||

1

!!

7.

   Although people want "water" and "language" (sic) they'd never support violence.

KUNG SHEUNG MAN PO (28.3.71)

Smacks of the leftists.

They are probably using this as an excuse

to create trouble because these 2 issues definitely do not warrant violence.

TRUTH DAILY (28.3.71)

1.

2.

The following might be responsible for bomb-planting :

Militant leftists.

New leftists.

The British and Chinese Governments have both been attempting to build up good-will. towards each other in the past few months. But we doubt if the Si^-British relations can improve drastically. The biggest irony is bomb incidents occured on the day when the Governor released eight confrontation prisoners who were guilty of bomb-planting in 1967.

HONG KONG DAILY NEWS (29.3.71)

badly.

Get revenue from luxury goods e.g. liquor and cigarettes.

People know how to protest now if they feel they are being treated

/Government

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3

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Government must consider public opinion, otherwise it will be unfair to the people when trouble arise.

FAI PO (29.3.71)

Benevolent administration is what we want and not a "totalitarian" Government, although we do not know where the bombs come from the effects worry us.

Suspend the implementation of increasing water-charges.

SING TAO JIH PO (29.3.71)

   Don't implement the water-charge increase policy nor delay making the Chinese language official.

TIN TIN YAT PO (29.3.71)

Must respect public opinion.

MING PO (29.3.71)

People should learn from the 1967 lesson.

They should not use

these 2 issues as cxcuses. They should not do this for political or personal revenge.

KUNG SHEUNG YAT PO (29.3.71)

We will never support people who plant bombs no matter what their motives are.

Youth or militant elements, might be responsible for the bombs.

WAH KIU YAT PO (29.3.71)

   Where do the bombs come from? People must now co-operate with the police in combatting the bomb-planters.

TRUTH DAILY (29.3.71)

People

    People will not be scared this time as they were in 1967. responsible might well be the so-called "New leftists" who are not organized at all. Extremist elements should be kicked out of Hong Kong immediately.

NEW LIFE EVENING POST (29.3.71)

    Government should try to solve the problem and arrest the culprits. Don't ignore public opinion anymore.

KUNG SHEUNG MAN PO (29.3.71)

We need the young people in Hong Kong.

We're glad that they gave

statements immediately to denounce this kind of violence.

11.

/NAM

A

1

NAM WAH MAN PO (29.3.71)

Why must they use bombs to protest?

SING TAO MAN PO (29.3.71)

 The continuing reports of the discovery of bombs show that the law-breakers have not yet stopped their dangerous threats against order in our society.

 A majority of the people in Hong Kong object to the increase of water rates and would like to see Chinese made an official language, but they would not allow such objections or wishes to be expressed in the form of violence.

SING TAO MAN PO (29.3.71)

Last week, the Hong Kong Government released 7 leftists from prison. They were all 1967 confrontation prisoners who were guilty of planting bombs and endangering public safety. By coincidence, appalling tomb-planting incidents occurred again this week. This has therefore caused criticisms from the public on the Government measure in the early release of prisoners.

There were 7 leftists released last week. They were all sent to prison because they were guilty of bomb-planting and endangering public safety during the 1967 Disturbances,

One of the 7 prisoners was originally sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment, 3 to 7 years and another 3 to 8 years. It should be a long time before they were released, however, all of them are free now.

  People feel that the measure taken by Government ought to be re-examined. Undenviably, after the 1967 Disturbance, Hong Kong achieved more prosperity and the Sino-British relationships improved steadily. However, the dignity of law and order must be upheld and faith of Hong Kong people in the future of Hong Kong relies on our stability. No matter what, Hong Kong Government must respect public opinion and maintain the integrety of the law.

HONG KONG DAILY NEWS (29.3.71)

All Chinese people in Hong Kong object to increase of water rates and support the Chinese language issue. However, all of us hate violence, especially when it is committed by people who treat it all as a joke. Use proper ways and channels to fight the water-charge increase issue.

FAI PO (29.3.71)

  If the Hong Kong Government can deal with the current situation properly, we are sure the people would pledge their support to the Government, but if the Government "mishandle" the whole thing, the consequences might be "unthinkable".

  We agree with the points given in the statements issued by various students bodies who voiced their strong objection to

/violence

11

5

violence and blamed th. Government for :

a. not making Chinese an official language in Hong Kong.

ignoring public opinion on the water-charge increase issue

b

the absence of elected representation in the Legislative Council,

So, we feel that the Government should accept the people's reasonable demands.

TIN TIN YAT PO (29.3.71)

We hail Mr. Norman Hill for his bravery.

A number of bombs were planted in public plac s in the past few days and the bomb-planters used the slogans of opposing "water-charge increase" and "making the Chinese Language official in Hong Kong" as cxcuses for their action. We are cure that there is absolutely no connection between these bombs and public opinion.

Government tends to lose good-will of the people in some of its measures and policies but using violence to express one's indignation is definitely out.

WAH KIU YAT PO (29.3.71)

   We believe that the motive of the four student bodies in making their statements is good. They have shown their love and care for Hong Kong. We would like to praise them for their courage and sincerity.

1.

2.

3.

However, we have a few suggestions here for the students :

The planting of bombs is a malicious plot to undermine the future of Hong Kong. It should not be tolerated but should be dealt with severely;

government should on no account withdraw its decision to increase the water rates nor should it announce Chinese as an official language at the present moment, because this would mean giving in to the bomb-planters. Government should adopt a firm attitude now, and leave the two problems for future disucssions; in order to safeguard the life of the 4 million people and to uphold law and order, all the residents should offer their unconditional support to the Goverment in all it does.

To sum up, residents and Government must join force and co-operate with each other to overcome the present crisis.

TRUTH DAILY (30.3.71)

   Urban Counciller Dr. D. Huanr made a statement on T.V. last night saying that the planting of bombs this time is different from that of 1967 in that many people think it is the right thing to do.

   Many people are dissatisfied with reality, but we believe few are dissatisfied to the extent of wanting to ruin Hong Kong altogether, so we think Dr. Huang's remark represents the view of only a minority.

/TRUTH

6

TRUTH DAILY (30.3.71)

   Objections to increases of water rates and the demand that Chinese should be made an official language are mere excuses for the planting of bombs. The bomb-planters are aiming at creating trouble and upsetting the social stability of Hong Kong.

If the activities of these "new leftists" are not checked, Hong Kong will not be able to enjoy pence.

   On the other hand, Government should try harder in reaching the public. Before it macs any important decisions, it should find out about the people'.. possible reactions before-hand. The planting of bombs this times reflects failure on the part of Government's policy.

NEW LIFE EVENING POST (30.3.71)

The increasing bomb-planting cases reflect the meaninglessness of these activitics and the ccaulete lack of scruples of the bomb-planters.

   In the beginning, bombo were directed against water rate increase, and they won the eupathy of certain people. But now, bombs are placed everywhere indic..iminately. When people are injured, what do the bomb-

planters gainī

   It seems that the act of bomb planting has absolutely no meaning except doing people h rm and causing them inconvenience.

WAH KIU LAN PO (70,2.71)

   We severely condem. the bomb-planters and would like to warn the law-breakers against taking advantage of the situation.

   People object to increase of water rates but they object more to such dirty, cowardize and brutal acts of violence; people want to see Chinese made an official language, but what they want more is peace and security. The bomb-planters, no matter who they are and what their motives are, will be despired by the public.

It is needless to point out that these "bad elements" started the bomb incidents with an ulterior cutive.

SING TAO MAN PO (30.3.71)

   Amidst the real and fake bombs, the general public are most concerned about the following questions:

1. Who conducted these horrifying activities?

3.

Did the slogans represent their real aims?

Did the leftists take part in these activities?

The series of recent activities in certain ways resemble those of 1967. The Communist press so far has not mentioned one Word about them, what does their silence signify?

/No

No matter what the source of these activities is, Government should try its best to check this trend, and the public should keep calm.

NAM VAH MAN PO (30.3.71)

Nobody really knows the reasons behind the "bomb campaign"...t first, people thought it was the leftists who were responsible but with the statement given by the "leftist boss" and the silence the left-wing press maintains, nobody is nure now. Anyway, it seems more likely that people are playing mischieveous tricks on the Government. However, Government ought not blame the people for objecting to water- charge increase.

HONG KONG DAILY NEWS

(31.3.71)

What is the ulterior motive behind the bomb-plantings? It is

the sinister design of the bomb-planters to make Hong Kong confused and to victimize the Hong Kong residents.

MING PAO (31.3.71)

   If the Communists are innocent of the bomb incidents, they should come out to clarify their attitude.

HONG KONG TIMES (31.3.71)

People despise violence.

We support the "objections to water-charge increase" and "making the Chinese language official" issues. However, we will not tolerate

violence.

KUNG SHEUNG YAT PC (31.3.71)

Hong Kong Government should not treat everything on "Commercial

basis".

Communist Press

HONG KONG EVENING NEWS (30.3.71)

The only definite conclusion the Hong Kong Government have arrived at about the recent bomb incidents is that they are unorganized individual incidents.

Many speculations have been made by various newspapers in their editorials e.g.

a.

b.

C.

Ming Pao claimed that the bomb-planter might be one of its readers because the newspaper was tipped off by someone on the phone.

The Star claimed that it might be people who want to buy cheap stocks.

Weh Kiu Yat Po claimed that the Hong Kong Government will not back down on the water-charge and language issues because this will

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prove that violence can intimidate the Government and its people.

  We believe that our readers are eager to know what we feel about the bomb-incidents. But frankly, we are still very much in the dark. Without investigation and study, we do not have the right to express our opinion. However, one thing seems certain that Hill's arm will cost us $64 million if not $100 million.

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As in the case of the release of prisoners. at the end of February thero has been little spontaneous comment, and again we have made discreet enquiries in all districts. The interest in this latest release appears to be even less than a month aro.

2.

The majority of those who expressed an opinion, and these were the more educated of our contacts, favoured the move as a further shen towards the improvement of Sino-British relations and thus to the benefit of Hong

Kong.

3.

Adverse criticism came from a smaller group of people who saw no reason for the release since these offenders had been dealt with in accordance with the rue

process of the law, Such leniency could well set an unfortunate precedent for the future. Others in this group felt that the released prisoners should be kept under close police supervision.

4.

There is no indication at all that the release of these prisoners is in any way associated with the

bomb incidents.

Secretariat for Home Affairs

8th April, 1971.

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they tend to look to a Aing to provide more than sew milion dollars' worth of arms. ..eir obvious choice is the United utes. In fact there are rumours in Djakarta that an agreement for a gene- rous arms commitment by the US to Indonesia has already been reached. The goods will arrive slowly and quietly, however, to avoid harsh reactions in Indonesia and abroad.

Many Indonesians see the newly an nounced delivery of Soviet military spareparts on so terms as just a move to counter the US advance. A visit by Soviet Ambassador to Indonesia M. M. Volkov, an architect of the soft ap pro to Central Java in mid-March Was terpreted by some to be a similar move. Although the visit was formally announced to the Indonesian foreign ministry, the commander of the Central Java military district, Major-General Widodo, issued a statement blaming "several foreigners of certain countries" for unwanted if not subversive activities ... li.donesia.

names..

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ine Djakarta weekly Chas which is said to be close to high-ranking military authorities especially those in the field of Avulgence published the Sovie, Ciplomats and their re- cent machinations" in Central Java. Foreign Minister Adam Malik on the other hand tried his own soft approach and attempted to play down the criti- cism. Despite strong and controversial discussions in the Indonesian press at the end of March, observers believe the issue wi.um down and will not lead to another frost in relations between Djaku: ad Moscow. But psychological warta..

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y's streets had Hongkong attack of the jitters. A Skibuy-made oomo which blasted off a ponceman's right hand signalled the start of a series of "bomb" scares this week. Within four days police checked more than 50 suspected bombs. Most of them were innocuous bundles of news papers ..other arucles which the public

FA.

TAN ECONOMIC REVIEW

The Star, Hongkong

PAL jet on a forced trip to China: The last of the week's series of headaches for Peking.

had mistaken for explosives. Several were simulated bombs decked out with slogans.

But there was no doubt about the

first object discovered. Planted outside the Central Government Offices, it was accompanied by several slogans in Chinese: "Respect public opinion. Don't raise water prices. Make Chinese official language. Compatriots keep clear." British police officer Norman Hill, a veteran in the business, attempt- ed to dismantle it, apparently misjudged his task, and is now recovering in hospi- (al, his right hand and wrist amputated. in the initial shock wave which ran through the colony, share prices tum- bled, and fears were expressed that a reign of terror was beginning.

This seemed unlikely, if only because it was difficult to see who would benefit by such violence. Indeed, at first glance, the incidents appeared singularly sense- less. Although the "compatriots keep clear" warning had a familiar (1967) ring about it, official circles indirectly exonerated the communists for the blast. There seemed no reason to doubt them.

The communists have steered clear of the campaign to gain proper recognition of the Chinese language and made only conventional noises about Financial Secretary Sir John Cowperthwaite's move to raise water charges. In addition, the bomb outrage coincided with the release of two communists jailed for their part in the 1967 disturbances and the announcement that six more would be out shortly, following pressure from London on the Hongkong government.

Neither local communists nor Peking would want to jeopardise this tangible effort by Britain to improve relations. It is highly likely, however, that Governor Sir David Trench will have some hard words for Whitehall; he has opposed an amnesty for the communist prisoners, arguing it would only make keeping of law and order more difficult.

cent evidence suggests Taiwan elements have the expertise, the equipment and the grievance against the authorities to push them to violent action. Three weeks ago a self-confessed Kuomintang agent was jailed for two-and-a-half years for possessing an impressive arsenal of guns and explosives. The police were almost certainly tipped off by the com- munists.

Chinese language campaigners have painstakingly avoided conflict with the law. Once again Hongkong is caught in a deadly ideological crossfire. Aware of how thin the ice is, the government is playing it very cool. Sentencing the Tai- wan agent, Commissioner Simon Li stressed Hongkong could not "afford to allow our city to be used as a place of political intrigue by either one or the other faction of a foreign power. That is the only way we can preserve a pro. per balance of peace." In the colony's bizarre geopolitical situation, the latest events demonstrate just how precario is that balance is.

While the communists' smile cam- paign to eradicate their violent image created in 1967 suffered a setback, Tuesday saw Hongkong face China with an even more embarrassing problem. A Philippine Airlines jet was hijacked to Hongkong and the pilot forced to fly on to Canton after refuelling. Peking in the past has stated privately its firm opposi- tion to air pirates but is currently in the middle of a campaign to support Fil- pino communists.

The plane returned to the colony on Wednesday without the six student hi- jackers who were disarmed by Chinese troops after landing at Canton. The Chinese traffic control spoke English and the pilot had no problems in getting in and out of the airport. The unexpected guests spent a comfortable night lodged and fed at China's expense, with even the two American couples on board full of praise for the hospitality they had been shown. The incident was dismissed in an official statement from Canton as "illegal" intrusion but "the Chinese gov ernment decided to give lenient treat-

One theory is that the bombers are hard-line communist extremists disillu- sioned by the thaw in Sino-British rela- tions. Another that they are Taiwan agents deliberately seeking to embarrassment, ordering the plane to leave China communists and British. Certainly, re- quickly." The hijackers stayed behind.

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I agree in general with his remarks.

of 30 April.

3.

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possible causes of trouble are in the offing.

Mr P Y Tang

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made this point recently when he called on Mr Royle. danger is of course that in an atmosphere such as that described by the Governor the announcement of any new figure

for the defence contribution might spark off trouble.

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IMMEDIATE INFO WASHINGTON PEKING AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE LONDON.

SENKAKU ISLANDS DEMONSTRATION.

VARIOUS STUDENT GROUPS MADE PLANS TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE RETURN OF THE SENKAKU ISLANDS TO JAPAN ON JULY 7TH, THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE OUTBREAK OF THE SINO JAPANESE WAR. HAVING ON EARLIER OCCASIONS BEEN REFUSED PERMISSION FOR MEETINGS IN THE CITY CENTRE, THEY APPLIED TO THE POLICE TO HOLD THIS ONE IN VICTORIA PARK, A LARGE OPEN AREA

ON HONG KONG ISLAND RUN BY THE URBAN COUNCIL. THEY WERE TOLD

THAT THERE WOULD BE NO POLICE OBJECTION, BUT THAT THEY MUST

OBTAIN THE URBAN COUNCIL'S AGREEMENT TO USE THE PARK FOR SUCH A PURPOSE (AS IS REQUIRED BY STATUTE).

2. THEY WERE LATER TAKEN ABACK WHEN THE COUNCIL WITHHELD THIS ON THE GROUNDS THAT PERMISSION MIGHT INTERFERE WITH THE PUBLIC'S

ENJOYMENT OF THE PARK. THEY WERE TOLD THEY COULD INSTEAD USE

THE GOVERNMENT STADIUM, WHICH THE COUNCIL ALSO RUNS. HAVING APPLIED VERY LATE, THEY COULD NOT THEN CONVENIENTLY CHANGE THEIR PLANS: PAMPHLETS HAD, FOR INSTANCE, ALREADY BEEN DISTRIBUTED INVITING THE PUBLIC TO VICTORIA PARK. SOME THEN DECIDED TO WITHDRAW SUPPORT FROM THE DEMONSTRATION, BUT THE LESS RESPONSIBLE GROUPS WERE DETERMINED TO PERSIST EVEN THOUGH THE MEETING WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

3. IN THE EVENT DEMONSTRATORS BEGAN TO ARRIVE AT THE PARK ABOUT 1700 HOURS YESTERDAY, JOINING PEOPLE ALREADY WATCHING A FOOTBALL MATCH THERE. LATER IN THE EVENING THE SIZE OF THE CROWD GREW TO 3,000 OR MORE, OF WHOM PERHAPS 1,000 WERE DEMONSTRATORS AND THE REMAINDER SPECTATORS.

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DISORDER.

5.

    21 ARRESTS WERE MADE. THOSE ARRESTED WERE ALL CHINESE MALES, MOSTLY BETWEEN 20 AND 30 YEARS OLD. ONLY 6 WERE STUDENTS. 4. HAD APPEARED IN COURT BEFORE, FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATIONS EARLIER THIS YEAR. ALL 21 WERE GRANTED POLICE BAIL LAST NIGHT.

 6. ONE POLICE OFFICER AND 9 CIVILIANS SUFFERED SLIGHT INJURIES, BUT NONE WAS DETAINED IN HOSPITAL. 3 MOTOR CYCLES (INCLUDING A POLICE MOTOR CYCLE) WERE SET ALIGHT, AS WAS ONE CAR.

7.

THE SITUATION WAS QUIET BY 2300 HOURS LAST NIGHT AND REMAINS So. THERE SEEMS LITTLE IMMEDIATE RISK OF FURTHER DISORDER, THOUGH FURTHER DEMONSTRATIONS MUST BE EXPECTED IN DUE COURSE AND COULD CAUSE TROUBLE.

8. MANY OF TO-DAY'S PAPERS HAVE BLAMED THE URBAN COUNCIL FOR AN UNFORTUNATE DECISION, AND THERE HAS BEEN THE

PREDICTABLE CRITICISM OF EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE BY THE POLICE. I AGREE THAT THE DEMONSTRATION MIGHT WELL HAVE TAKEN PLACE PEACEFULLY HAD THEY PERMITTED THE PARK TO BE USED, AND ! PROPOSE TO TRY TO FIND A GENERALLY ACCEPTABLE VENUE FOR FUTURE MEETINGS TO MINIMIZE THE CHANCE OF ANY RECURRENCE.

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TAK Elliott Esq British Embassy Washington DC

I am writing to report that a "peaceful" demonstration by the representatives of the "Northern California Tiao-Yu Tai Island Sovereignty Defence League" took place outside our Consulate-General on 2 July 1971. They had kindly warned us beforehand that this demonstration would take place at 1.30pm and also asked if I would receive a deputation. agreed to see two persons.

I

The demonstration started at precisely 1.30pm and finished shortly after 2.00pm. There were about 20 young people involved - some carrying banners "Down with British Imperialism" "Stop Arrests of Peaceful Demonstrators" etc etc. A few police were on hand to maintain order but the demonstration was peaceful enough albeit somewhat noisy. Leaflets (a specimen enclosed) were handed out to interested bystanders who were also harangued on the iniquities of the British via the medium of a loud hailer.

I saw the "deputation"

two rather nervous Chinese students.

They bohaved politely and correctly and handed me a letter which they asked should be forwarded to the British Government. This letter is enclosed; I said that I would ensure that it was transmitted to the appropriate authorities. The confrontation did not last more than 60 seconds.

I am sending a copy of this letter (with enclosures) to John Morgan FCO.

Encs: 2

JS Renwick

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July 2, 1971.

LETTER OF PROTEST TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.

We, the students from Hong Kong and the representatives of the Nothern California Tiao-Yu Tai Island Sovereignty Defense League composing of Chinese students from twelve colleges and universities are demonstrating today (at the British Consulate General in San Francisco) to protest against the Hong Kong Colonial Government's unreasonable interference with the people's right to demonstrate peacefully in defense of the Tiao-Yu Tai Islands. We strongly protest against the Hong Kong Colonial Government's unjust arrest and harrass- ment of peaceful demonstrators. There will be more demonstrations yet to stage in Hong Kong and all over the world in defense of the Tino-Yu Tai Islands. The Hong Kong Colonial Government should not and have no right to suppress this movement. We demand:

(1) The Hong Kong Colonial Government immediately drop all charges

against peaceful demonstratora;

(2) The Hong Kong Colonial Government should not interfere with,

and to allow peaceful demonstration on conspicuous public

areas;

(3) The Hong Kong Colonial Government immediately abolish all

laws that are infringement of the civil rights of the people.

We further warn the Hong Kong Colonial Government that the rights of the people can never be suppressed by violence and arrests.

Northern California Tiao-yu Tai Islands Sovereignty Defense League (Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, Chico State College, Hayward State College, Laney College, Merritt College, Sacramento City College, Sacramento State College, San Francisco City College, San Francisco State College, San Jose State College, Stanford University, and the University of Calif- ornia at Berkeley.)

Protest!

Protest!

Protest!

Down with british colonialism in Hong Kong!

Up with human rights!

Ever since the "Defence of The TYT Islands" patriotic movement

began and spreaded worldwide, it activated again that out-cry

for peace and opposistion against territorial aggressions which

has long been stifled in the hearts of the Chinese.

In Hong

Kong our countrymen also bold demonstrations against the Japaness

aggressive acts of invading our land, and the irresponsible

action taken by the American Government--by acknowledging the

TYT islads will be turned over to Japan in 1972.

Yet these peaceful demonstrations have been suppressed

by the British Government in Hong Kong with harrassed arrestings.

We strongly protest against such rediculous colonial

policies, for it deprives the basic human rights of the people.

We also demand that the charges of peaceful demonstrators be

droped immediately, and that such acts should never happen again.

American people help us to fight British Colonialism in

Hong Kong!

Power to the People!

Down with British Colonialism!

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打倒英殖民地主義

時間:七月二十二時半。

地點:華筆花園角,

目的地:英國領事

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保衛釣魚台運動以來,冬的愛國同胞发 熱烈響應,香港同胞方全力支持,於四月十一日及五月四日 發動示威遊行。卷英當向竟然對比和平示威 bus 阻撓,非法毆打示成本承,並無理拘捕数十人。消息 将来我們身處海外同胞,豈能坐視不顧?香港自絞 英國政府统治以來,在殖民地主義長期壓迫環鐵 下大部份同胞對於國家民族意識,皆装深 認識,這次的釣魚台達動在香港正在方與文之 除,而港关當局居然又横加阻攔,企圖型止這次 正義之愛國運動,我們在這裏發出嚴重抗議! 1. 打倒殖民地主義.

&維護民權

3.支持香港保衛釣魚台運動。

※抗議香港政府無理拘捕和平示威者.

5.立刻無罪釋放香港和平示威者。

6.3.得無理壓制香港保釣運動。 7.3准干涉人民和平示威。 8.立即取消違反人權法例.

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Dear Sir,

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With respect to the April 10th incident in Hong Kong where a group of Chinese student demonstrated against the conspiracy of attempting to consign the Tiao Yu Tai Islands by the United States of America to Japan and were subsequently harassed and arrested, we hereby give our strongest protest.

     Such an act clearly constitutes a case of police brutality as well as an indication of a strong biasing in the British Government's policy to suppress the opinion of the public.

We demand that the British Government in Hong Kong guarentee that futher such incident will not occur, that demonstration permits be granted to future such protest to enable the public to voice their opinion and that amnesty be granted to those involved.

We also give our strongest support to the communique as given by the Hong Kong Federation of Student and demand them be followed.

      We will not tolerate further occurrence of such incidents and we are sure that such act of violation of the basic constitution of Democracy will be condemned by world opinion.

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STATEMENT BY CHAIRMAN, URBAN COUNCIL

For disturbances file.

On Decision Not To Allow Demonstration At Victoria Park

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The following statement was issued today by the Chairman of the

Urban Council, Mr. D.R.W. Alexander.

16·7.71~

    "To clear up any misunderstanding about the decision of the Urban Council not to allow the recent demonstration at Victoria Park, I wish to

make the following points:

2.

1.

An application from the Research & Operation Committee for the Protection of Tiao Yu Tai of the Hong Kong Federation of Students was received on the afternoon of June 29 and was discussed by the Recreation & Amenities Select Committee at its meeting on the following morning. Because of the short notice it was not possible to refer it to the Select Committee before the meeting. Incidentally, this meeting was originally scheduled for June 18 but had to be postponed because of a typhoon. It was purely fortuitous therefore that the Committee were meeting when the application from the Federation of Hong Kong Students had to be

dealt with.

At the Committee meeting Members generally agreed that youth needed an outlet, but it was felt that to allow the use of Victoria Park would greatly inconvenience other users of the Park and could also cause members of the public to stay away from the park, which, after all,

                    For these reasons, was provided for recreational purposes.

Members of the Committee agreed that the students should be permitted the use, free of charge, of the Hong Kong Stadium as the venue for their demonstration the Stadium being closed for maintenance and therefore

available.

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3. However, because this decision involved a departure

from the standard uses to which parks and playgrounds were normally put and for which they had been developed, Members agreed that this decision should be made known immediately by express messenger to all Members of the Standing Committee of the Whole Council by means of an information paper with a deadline of 4 p.m. on

July 2 for objections to the decision.

4.

The information paper was sent out to all Members of

the Council on the afternoon of June 30 and, by the

deadline, no objections had been received. This meant

that the Recreation & Amenities Select Committee had unanimous approval for its decision from all Members

of the Council.

5. The Secretary of the Select Committee conveyed the

Council's decision to the President of the Federation

of Hong Kong Students by registered mail immediately after the expiry of the deadline, after having telephoned

the office of the Federation earlier in the day to suggest that the President come to the Council's office on the expiry of the deadline so that he could be

informed of the decision without delay. The Secretary

of the Select Committee was told that the President of

the Federation was not available on that day. However,

the latter telephoned the Secretary of the Select Committee

on the morning of the following day, July 3, and was

told of the Council's decision. He was invited to come

to the Council's office to sign the agreement for the use of the Stadium, but replied that he would have to

consult his Committee first before making any decision.

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6. One other point made by Members of the Select Committee

was that they could entertain applications of this nature only from recognized or registered associations

or societies: not those from individuals."

TEMPORARY WATER STOPPAGES

There will be interruption of water supplies to a part of Tsim

Sha Tsui and Tsuen Wan between a.m. and a.m. on Saturday to enable

the Waterworks Office to carry out systematic checks on water mains for

possible leakage.

The area affected in Tsim Sha Tsui is bounded by Kimberley Road,

Carnarvon Road and liathan Road.

In Tsuen Wan, the area affected is bounded by Castle Peak Road,

Tai Ho Road, Sha Tsui Road and Heung Chi Street.

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The British Government,

In the evening of the 7th of July, 1971, the Hongkong British Authorities, under no warrantable circumstances, mobilised a large force of armed police to forcibly disperse in Victoria Park an orderly and peaceful sit-down demonstration against the U.S-Japan collusion to annex the Chinese Tiao-Yu Islands, to forcibly evict from Victoria Park the many thousands of ordinary folks within, and to continue pouncing and pounding on them out in the streets. The police, wielding truncheons, repeatedly charged the crowd, wounding numerous people six of whom, including reporters and innocent passers-by, sustained injuries of such severity as to require hospital treatment. This premeditated atrocious act of the Hongkong British Authorities is an utter negation of the basic rights of the people of Hongkong. At the news of this outrage, members of the overseas Chinese community here were driven to the greatest righteous indignation.

We hereby lodge before the British Government the strongest protest against the aforesaid atrocities committed by the Hongkong British Authorities in complete disregard of the basic rights of the people of Hongkong.

The British Government must at once take steps to ensure that the Hongkong British Authorities carry out immediately the following:-

1. Release unconditionally and without delay all those arrested during

or as a result of the above incident;

2. Undertake to guarantee that no such or similar incidents occur in

future:

3. Make a prompt public apology in admission of the atrocities committed

by the police;

4. Compensate fully all those who suffered damages on account of the

brutalities commited by the police.

5. Acknowledge to bear all consequences.

The British Government must hold itself wholly answerable to this and all future similar misconduct of the Hongkong British Authorites.

Defend Chinese Tiao-Yu Islands Action Committee.

The Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall.

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1. I attach a draft reply to Dame Joan Vickers' letter

of 19 July.

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2. The problem of the Tiaoyutai Islands is complex. Islanda, which are more commonly known by their Japanese name as the Senkaku Islands, are the subject of an inter- national dispute over sovereignty involving the Japanese Government, the Chinese Government and the Nationalist authorities in Taiwan. The dispute has aroused strong feelings among Chinese student communities; a demonstration in Hong Kong on 7 July led to a clash with the police. HMG has not taken a public position on the rights and wrongs of the respective claims and almost anything we can say on the subject would offend one or other of the parties. The proposed reply has therefore been drafted to involve

us to the least possible extent; it takes account of

Mr Royle's reply to Mr Biggs-Davison's Parliamentary Question

on 12 July.

3. Hong Kong Department and the Department's Legal Adviser

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Thank you for your letter of 19 July enclosing a copy of a memorandum from a group of Hong Kong Chinese about

the Tiaoyutai Islands.

The Islands, which are more commonly known by their Japanese name, the Senkaku Islands, have been since 1945

administered by the USA as part of the Ryukyu Islands

and are due to revert to Japanese control with the

Ryukyus in 1972. However claims to sovereignty over

the Senkakus have been advanced by both the Nationalist

authorities in Taiwan and the People's Republic of

China. The dispute is one of considerable complexity

and we have taken no public position upon it.

As you may have seen from the written reply which

Anthony Royle gave on 12 July to a question which

John Biggs-Davison put down in the House on the

subject, neither the Cairo Declaration, Potsdam

Declaration, nor any binding international agreement

deals in express terms with the status or future of

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in Chinese communities in a number of countries.

The Japanese also feel strongly about it. While we

appreciate this concern I do not think it is for

us to take a position on this issue. We hope it will

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Malta

12 JULY 1971

59. Mr. Maclennan asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek to pay an official visit to Malta.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home: The question of a Ministerial visit to Malta is under consideration with the Prime Minister of Malta.

East Pakistan and India (Aid)

64. Mr. Lane asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he is satisfied with pro- gress in stepping up relief supplies from Great Britain to the Indian East-Pakistan border areas; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Anthony Royle: Yes; relief sup- plies from the United Kingdom are being stepped up as agreement is reached on requirements. Of the additional assist- ance of £5 million to case the burden of the refugees on the Government of India which we announced on 23rd June, nearly £3 million has already been committed, ́in agreement with the Indian authorities, 'for the purchase of rice, shelter materials and tents,

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World Health Organisation (German Democratic Republic)

65. Mr. Frank Allaun asked the Sec- retary of State for Foreign and Common- wealth Affairs why Her Majesty's Government did not support the admis- sion of the German Democratic Republic to the World Health Organisation at its 24th Assembly.

Mr. Kershaw: The international status of the German Democratic Republic is in dispute. The question of German Democratic Republic participation in the- World Health Organisation is, therefore, a political issue which, we believe, should not be dealt with in a technical body such as the World Health Organisation but in an appropriate political organ of the United Nations, such as the General Assembly,

Somali Democratic Republic

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Mr. Kershaw: My right hon. Friend has at present no plans to do so.

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Turks and Caicos Islands Mr. Dodds-Parker asked Secretary of State for Foreign and Com- monwealth Affairs what action he is proposing for air and sca patrols to check vessels from poaching in the fishing grounds of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Mr. Kershaw: This matter is being carefully watched by the recently appointed administrator of the Turks and Caicos Islands and his fisheries oflicer, If, as a result, the Government of the territory make a request for British assis- tance in dealing with this problem, we will be ready to consider it sympatheti- cally.

Angkor (Cultural Monuments)

Mr. Biggs-Davison asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Her Majsty's Govern ment have responded to the repeated appeal of the Government of the Khmer Republic for international action to secure the demilitarisation of the area containing the cultural monuments of Angkor; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Anthony Royle: Her Majesty's Government attach great importance to the preservation of these magnificient cultural monuments. We are already in contact with the Khmer Government in response to their recent appeal for inter- national action, to see what practical steps we can take to help.

Tiaoyutai Islands

Mr. Biggs-Davison asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, having regard to the Cairo and Potsdam Declarations, he will make a statement on the transfer of the Tinoyutia Islets to China.

Mr. Anthony Royle: Neither the Cairo Declaration, tite Potsdam Declaration nor any binding international agreement deals in express terms with the future of the Tiaoyutai Islands.

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Dear Sir:

In the late afternoon of July 7, some 500 college students in Hong Kong staged a peaceful demonstration in Victoria Park to protest against the Japanese claim over the Tiao-yu-t'ai islands. They were met by policemen of approximately equal number. Around 7:15 p.m., a confrontation followed. Scores of students and innocent bystanders were clubbed and seriously injured and 21 demonstrators were arrested and detained by the police.

The bloodshed was absolutely unnecessary. The students had made a series of concessions in trying to follow the instructions of the Hong Kong authorities. They had applied. for a permit. Even the site of demonstration was chosen upon. the prior suggestion of the police last May. The denial of the pernit by the Urban Council only a day before the scheduled demonstration date naturally led the demonstrators to suspect that the Hong Kong authorities had deliberately planned to embarrass them.

At the demonstration site, the students did control themselves. All they wanted to do on July 7 was to put up a peaceful demonstration against the Japanese government and that was all they did. There was absolutely no need to call in the riot-control squads for there was no riot. The confrontation that followed was triggered off mainly by the policemen, especially Superintendant Waley and the men under his command. They were impatient and brutal, and their behavior revealed the colonialist mentality of the British authority against the Chinese residents in Hong Kong. This mentality is universally condemned.

We, the Chinese students studying in Kidwest American universities, strongly protest the savage treatment of the Chinese college students and people by the Hong Kong policemen in that incident. We support the three righteous demands made by the Federation of students in Hong Kong (immediate release of detained demonstrators; public apology by the Hong Kong authorities for that incident; dismissal of Superintendant Waley). We urge you to guarantee that such an unfortunate incident will never happen in the future.

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As you must have been aware, Hong Kong was ceded to Great Britain in 1840 by the stupid Kanchu rulers and its status has always been a symbol of national disgrace to the Chinese. This situation has to be rectified sooner or later. For the time being, we urge you to honor the civil rights of the residents in Hong Kong who have been faithful contributors to the British economy in the past, especially the last quarter century. They are entitled to the freedoms enjoyed by all other citizens in the Commonwealth. To discriminate against them is to discriminate against all the Chinese and we will surely fight for justice for and with them.

In order to show our support for the college students and residents in Hong Kong and our protest against the violence of the police and your government's colonial policy, we are staging a peaceful demonstration in front of the British Consulate General in Chicago at 12:30 p.m., August 6, It would be wise for all parties concerned, especially the British government and Hong Kong authorities, to realize the significance of such a meeting.

Sincerely,

Aliano Shin Lima

S. S. Lin, Coordinator

August 6 Demonstration Against the Hong

Kong British Government

Chinese Students in Midwest American

Universities

List of University Affliation of Tiao-yu-t'ai Action Committees Participating in the August 6 Demonstration

University of Chicago

Illinois Institute of Technology University of Iowa

University of Michigan University of Missouri Notre Dame University University of Wisconsin

University of Illinois

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Michigan State University Northwestern University Purdue University

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It refers to correspondence sent to you on

Please arrange for your Department to deal with it as they think fit.

Please arrange for your Department to send a full reply as soon as possible. If you are not responsible for this matter, please transfer the letter to the appropriate Department and let us know.

Please co-ordinate any reply with the following Departments, to whom copies have been sent

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Correspondence Section

Date:

10.8.71

The Honourable Edward Heath,

Prime Minister,

United Kingdom,

Dear Sir,

P.0. Box 84,

Postal Station 'A',

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August 3, 1971.

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We would like to draw your attention to the recent act of brutal suppression committed by the Hong Kong Authority during a peaceful demonstration held by several hundred Chinese students in Hong Kong on July 7,1971.

closed letter was sent to the Governor of Hong Kong to protest against the

Hong Kong authority's

(1) intended suppression of human right, particularly the right of peaceful

demonstration,

(2) use of police brutality to break up student peaceful demonstration, (3) suppression of Chinese patriotic movement on Chinese soil,

(4) the arrest of students during the peaceful demonstration.

The above incident has caused great indignation among Chinese

people both at home and overseas. Such fascist acts will never be tolerated

by the Chinese people. We hope you would take the necessary measures to

prevent further occurrences of similer incidents.

Yours Truly,

Tiao-Yu-Tai Action Committees of

Waterloo, Toronto and Vancouver (Canada)

總督先生:

本年七月七日,我香港中國同胞為保衛中國領土釣魚台列嶼,在維多利 亜公園舉行和平示威,但港英政府事前不僅拒絕發出示威許可証件, 反而出動全副武裝警察和防暴隊,對我手無寸鉄的同胞進行血腥鎮 壓,肆意毒打及非法逮捕多人,我海外中國同胞,對此法西斯暴行,無 不表示極大憤怒。

保土衛国抵抗外来侵略,是每一個中國人應有的權利;钓鱼台事件發 生以来,世界各地愛國運動風起雲湧,在美欧各地已有多次大規模和华 遊行示威,但港英殖民地政府在中國的土地上,對保衛釣魚台示威却始 終採取無理的阻撓和暴力鎮壓政策。在這個每日自我標榜民主的社會; 每日自我聲稱尊重民意的社會,同胞們連最起碼的集會、結社、示威等 基本人權都被剝奪,這算是什麽民主?什麼尊重民意?!

   必須指出:这件事並不是孤立的,港英政府本着甘殖品美作品,一貫 嚴視和鎮壓一切中國人的愛國行動,企圖扼殺香港中國同胞民族意識及 政治醒覺,這是所有中國人所不能容忍的名

我們在此強烈譴責港英對我同胞以上種種的迫害。

我們堅決要求:

(一)立刻無條件釋放該次事件所有被捕人士。

(二)向所有受傷者(包括示威者、記者及其他受傷市民公開道歉及賠償一

切損失。

(三)

立即撤職查辦助理警務處長懷德及韋利警司。

(四) 不得再藉故阻撓保釣和平示威行動,並保障示威者的人身安全。 (五) 保証今後不再發生類似事件。

最後,我們要提醒閣下:香港是中國人的土地,香港有百分之九十五 以上的居民是中國人,今日香港如有成就的話,都是中國人憑勞動 手創造出来的,今天已不是鴉片戰爭時期的海盗殖民主義時代,今天的中 國人,已經站起來了,如果港英殖民當局,悍然與我愛國同胞為敵,必自食 其惡果。

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SENKAKU DEMONSTRATION IN HONG KONG

1. As you will probably have gathered from our silence on the subject, we have heard nothing from the Chinese authorities about the Senkaku demonstration on 7 July or the subsequent arrests. When John Denson was summoned to see Ch'iao Kuan-hua on 10 July we wondered whether we might be in for a dressing down but as you know entirely different matters were discussed. The Chinese had an opportunity of raising the matter when Ling Ch'ing spoke to John Denson after the second meeting with Ch'iao on 19 July (our telno 664); again nothing was said. There have been no press reports on the subject.

2. This is not to say that the incident may not be dragged out in evidence against us on some future occasion, but for the moment we can be grateful for the no doubt conscious decision of the Chinese to overlook the matter. If relations had not recently ... improved, and above all if we were not engaged in discussions about an exchange of Ambassadors I rather doubt if they would have been so restrained.

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The Urban Council has agreed that four areas on Hong Kong Island

under its control may be used for peaceful public meetings and demonstrations.

In addition, the Government has also allocated a site in Kowloon

for a similar purpose.

The five areas are:

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The Government Stadium in So Kun Po;

The knoll area at the northwest corner of Victoria Park;

The three grass football pitches at the foot of the knoll in Victoria Park;

The football pitches in the Happy Valley Sports Ground, and, The Crown Land in Hung Hom on which the Indoor Stadium is to be built.

Public groups wishing to use these will have to apply to the

Commissioner of Police. His permission to hold all public meetings or

demonstrations will continue to be required, and will not be automatically given.

The Hong Kong Stadium, the football pitches in Victoria Park and

those in the Happy Valley Sports Ground will only be available if they are

not required for public recreational use, but the Urban Council is giving

consideration to the possibility of moving the pitches in Victoria Park

to another part of the Park in order to ease this problem in future.

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In the past one difficulty applicants had in arranging public

meetings was that of finding sites where these could take place without

unduly interfering with other members of the public.

The Government therefore asked the Urban Council to look again

at the position as it felt there is a need to have suitable sites for

this purpose.

The Council considered that football pitches should be used

for the purposes for which they were developed. Its Recreation and

Amenities Select Committee nevertheless accepted Government's view that

they might sometimes be the most advantageous sites for outdoor public

meetings, and agreed to all the four now chosen.

Applications for use of these areas must be made at least

seven days in advance with the date of the proposed meeting or demonstration

being stated. The applicant has also to specify which site he wants to

use, adding an alternative site acceptable to him if the first one is

unavailable.

There is no change in the law regarding public meetings or

demonstrations and meetings to be held at any of these five locations

must be conducted in accordance with the law.

If an approved meeting appears to be getting out of hand the

Commissioner of Police may have to terminate it and advise people to return

to their homes.

The decision to make these five sites available for group meetings

and peaceful demonstrations is quite separate from other suggestions which

have been made to provide a "Speaker's Corner" in Hong Kong. This is still

under consideration.

The Colonial

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The Colonial Secretary, Sir Hugh Norman-Walker, made it clear

in Legislative Council recently that any local "Hyde Park Corner"

would be for use by individual speakers without previous organisation or

advertisement, and that large scale organised meetings and demonstrations

are quite a different matter.

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1. We corresponded earlier about the Senkakus, in connexion with the events of 10 April (your letter of 18 may refers; we do not seem to have heard from Hong Kong).

2. Following the events of 7 July (recounted in Hong Kong telegram No 465 to you) we have had a further round here. I You will have seen Seattle telegram No 14 of 6 August. now enclose copies of subsequent correspondence both from Seattle and Chicago, together with copies of the English language petitions handed in. The newspaper referred to in both cases was an issue of a lurid student publication put out at the Chinese University on 8 July.

3. I take it that what you said about the events of 10 April still applies and that we should continue to base ourselves on the point that police intervention in such cases is simply a response to actual or threatened breaches of the peace. But if there is any further guidance you or Hong Kong would like to offer we should be glad to have it, if only to arm our other Consular posts. I was on leave at the time of 7 July and may have missed something eg in Hansard?

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British Consulate-Ceneral 1216 Norton Buildin: Seattle, Mashington 93104

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Dear Chancery

In accordance with my telegram to you No 14 of today I send you the original letter and translation addressed to the Governor of Hong Kong by the Chinese Tiao-Yu T'ai Committee, Univerity of Washington. The members of the Committee also handed to me a newspaper purporting to describe the viclence which took place during the demonstration in Hong Kong on 7 July.

2. The Committee members told me that cimilar petitions were being handed to British consular officials in other parts of the United States and I would assume therefore that the contents of their letter are well known to you by now.

3. I am not copying this letter to the other recipients of my telegram to you under reference.

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Governor of Hongkong Hongkong

Dear Sir:

On July 7, 1971, our fellow Chinese countrymen in Hongkong staged a peaceful demonstration for the defense of Tiao-yu T'ai as Chinese territory. They were brutally dispersed by the police. Twenty-one demonstrators were illegally arrested, and many more were seriously anjured.

 We as overscas Chinese students strongly protest this fascist brutality, and demand that the following actions be carried out immediately by the British Authority in Hongkong.

1. Drop all charges against all those who were illegally arrested.

2. Compensate those who were injured by the police.

3.

Issue an open apology regarding the incident.

4. Reprimand all officials responsible for the brutal incident.

5. Guarantee that there will be no further suppression of any

patriotic movements in Hongkong.

Sincerely yours,

Chinese Tiao-Yu T'ai Committee University of Washington

coordinators:

Eugene Lai

Gregory Tsang

Robert S. Jang

Samuel Woi

John 0. Wong

Eugene Lai

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  一九七一年七月七日香港的中国同胞為釣魚台 事件舉行了和平示威,但示威却遭到警方暴力驅 散,有十一人被非法逮捕和许多人给警察殴打 受嚴重傷害.

我們海外中国学生强烈抗議這程法西斯暴 行,並要求港共當局立刻實行下列措施:

一.才撤銷對被非法逮捕者的所有控罪 二、對被警察毆傷者给予賠償 三、港英當局向市民公開道歉

四、懲辦鎮和平示威者的當事官员 2.保證不得鎮座今後任何愛運動

保衛中國領土釣魚台行動委員會:

幸盛顿大学

波特

州立

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联络人:黎志泵 DEPT. OF BIOCHEMISTRY

黄安發

林已玄

UNIV. of WASH, SEATTLE, LISA

5825 N. WILLAMETTO BLVD. PORTLAND, OREGON 97203, USA.

DEPT. Of MATHEMATICS,

UBC, VANCOUVER, CANADA,

BRITISH CONSULATE GENERAL

COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT

33 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60602 Telephone: 346-1810 Telex: 254432

Ref: 61/68

J.D.C. Boyd, Esq. British Embassy

3100 Massachusetts Avenue Washington, D. C. 20008

Dear John,

Tiao-uy-t'ai Islands

10 August 1971

Chicago Demonstration

We spoke last Thursday about the demonstration to be staged outside this Consulate-General on Friday, 6 August by Chinese students in Mid-West American Universities. Notice was given in a letter of 3 August from one S. S. Lin, a copy of which is attached. Before the event, we took the routine precaution of advising the Chicago Police as to what was to take place. However, the organisers had already informed the police as to where and when they intended to demonstrate and to ask for their co-operation.

2.

Things tuned ont peacefully on the day. About 50 young Chinese gathered at the Picasso sculpture in front of the Civic Centre, in line of sight fren my window, at about 12:30 pm.

After

a few speeches, those attending the meeting paired off and shuffled off in a 'crocodile' for a few turns around the Civic Centre Plaza . Some carried boards bearing slogans "Crash (sic) the British" was one of the messages and others were chanted. Leaflets were handed out to passers-by (a copy of one is attached) but the local populace took little interest in the proceedings.

3.

Before the demonstration, I had agreed with the police lieute- nant assigned to keep an eye on the event to receive representatives

Three young of the demonstrators in my office if they so desired. men eventually appeared and Ken Syrett and I chatted to them on predictable lines for 15 minutes or so. (One of the visitors claimed Hong Kong as his homeland, one said that he came from Taivan and the third from the Chinese mainland. All had been at American Univer- sities for several years). As one would expect, they tried to persuade us to express sympathy with their cause. I singly undertook, without further comment, to pass to the British Embassy in Washington the letter which I had received the previous day. Before leaving, they pressed me quite hard as to when they could expect a reply. I

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indicated that this was entirely a matter for the Embassy to deal wi.th.

4. In addition to what is set cut in their letter, they wished te to emphasise to "the Dritish Government" that the "Chinese peoples" would not stand for "British Police Brutality" or for a situation in which "the population of Hong Kong was deprived of the basic freedoms known in Britain." Their principal concern in relation to this last point appeared to be existence and use of laws against assembly. The most unpleasant of the visitors asked me to specifically warn my government that "the safety of British people in Hong Kong was at stake." On leaving, one of the group left with me the enclosed Chinese language newspaper which, I am told, reports what happened on 7 July. (Incidentally, as the trio got up to leave, I noticed that their principal spokesman, a Mr. Tsai, was holding beneath a sort of cover and other paraphernalia what looked suspiciously like a small tape recorder. Whether or not he had recorded our discussion, I simply cannot say, and I chose not to go into the matter). The group went back to the Civic Centre Plaza presumably to report to the rest of the demon- strators what had transpired in the Consulate-General. Their mecting broke up at about 2:15 pm.

5. Just as there was little public interest in the demonstration, so there was little press or radio interest. Two stations sent reporters to see me. One of these, representing the local CBS station, left with me a copy of a letter to the Governor of Hong Kong which had been sent to CBS by the organisers together with a hand-out entitled "British Brutality in Hong Kong". Copies of these are also enclosed.

6. We would be very glad to know in due course what reply, if any, is sent to the various letters which are now passed to you or, alternatively, what line should be taken in reply to further questioning. I dare say the organisers will begin pestering us for some sort of response within a few weeks.

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SENKAKU ISLANDS (TIAO YU TAI)

   Thank you for your letter 825/3/1 of 20 August enclosing copies of correspondence from posts in Toronto and Vancouver about protests from Chinese over the Tiao Yu Tai or Senkaku Islands issue. I enclose a copy of a letter I have sent to John Boyd in Washington. I am sorry that we failed to send you even the rather limited information we sent to him. I now enclose for background information a copy of the Special Branch paper sent earlier to Washington and a copy of our telegram No. 465 to FCO of

8 July.

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I refer to your letter 4/11 of 13 August to Gaminara about the numerous representations made to consular posts throughout the United States over the Senkaku Islands. We have not kept you very fully informed about these student demonstrations but I hope that the lack of information has not proved a disadvantage to the consular offices concerned. Apart from the Hong Kong telegram No. 465 to FCO of 8 July to which you made reference, we also sent you a paper prepared by Special Branch describing the connections between dissident students and others in Hong Kong and Chinese students in North America under cover of my letter of 24 June to Michael Laird. In that letter I mentioned that Special Branch were preparing a larger study of the "New Left" in Hong Kong. They did

complete their study but we judged that it was not a useful document to distribute outside Hong Kong. We now have a Working Party which is examining this problem but it is unlikely that we shall produce anything suitable for distribution outside Hong Kong before the end of the year.

2.

    If we are to keep you fully informed about the progress of student demonstrations on this issue we shall

                                          Most have to burden you with a great deal of information. of it, I fear, would have to be sent by telegram since it is obvious that the Chinese students in North America receive speedy directives or advice from their friends here. We vill certainly send you a telegram if we have troubles which are likely to put the consular posts into difficulty. But I think it would not be very useful to try to keep the consular officers fully briefed about the peculiar and complicated development of events in Hong Kong. They will always be at a disadvantage compared with the Chinese students in North America who are fully avare of the significance of such Hong Kong institutions as Victoria Park, the Urban Council, the City Hall, Statue Square etc. We have no objection at all

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if consular officers accept communications from student or other groups and undertake to transmit them to the Ilong Kong Government. It would be as vel1 to avoid promising that the Hong Kong Government will take any action as a result! Our policy has in Fact been to ignore (and thus not to answer) letters of protest which made vild allegations and base peremptory demands on them.

3.

    If you think these arrangements are not suitable please let me know.

cc.

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Viscount Dunrossil (Ottawa) A W Gaminara Esq CMG (HKD FCO)

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FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE

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Hongkong, 14 September 1971

Dear Sir,

We invite your attention to the situation in Hongkong as the UN Charter, Declarations and Resolutions are being outrageously abused by the U.K. Govern ment and its colonial régime. At the moment a trial is taking place concerning Freedom of Expression; 21 people who invoked their right to freedom of assembly, peaceful demonstration, etc as contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and

sect. 7 of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries

and Territories. The following has been served here, and we request that it be

recorded in the U.N.;

   I,Tamerlane, having witnessed the events concerning H. N. Whiteley in Victoria Park on 7 July 1971, do hereby claim the right of a "citizen's arrest" on H. N. Whiteley for acts of "crimes against humanity" according to U. N. Declarations and Resolutions, which have been compounded by H. N. Whiteley's conduct during the peaceful demonstration

held at Victoria Park on 7 July.

Served: 10 Sept., 1971

Copy to magistrate Governor notified in July.

   H.N. Whiteley was the Superintendent of Colonial police in charge of the events on 7 July. An investigation was called for by the people (a Journalist's Assc.) and petitions forwarded to Governor but all declined.

   In a speech I gave in July at the Hyde Park Forum (which has to obtain a license to function) at the City Hall, I accused Mr. Whiteley of "ihhuman treatment and bru- tality with malice towards members of the public carrying out a peaceful demonstration in Victoria Park a public park. Mr. Whiteley's conduct, as an individual, went above and beyond the enforcement of law & order. Such a murderous manner as he dis- played was not conducive to the keeping of the peace. His personal baton charges and indiscriminate use of same leaves much to be desired in a police officer of his rank in these circumstances. A full investigation at the highest levels of Authority is demanded to prevent it ever recurring again."

   The rights, natural, legitimate and morally belonging to the peoples of Hongkong, have been abused far too long. The repressive nature of this colonial régime is made obvious to all who wish to live here. The U.K. Govt's policy in this regard is one of "colonial apartheid"; the rights on trial here are protected by the rule of law in the U.K. - re Taio Yu Tai demo in London.

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We also call upon the Trusteeship Council to have its presence in Hongkong to investigate the "crimes of colonialism" through a Colonial Crimes Commission and

to make its decision enforceable on the U.K.

In the meantime we will continue "to struggle by all necessary means against repressive colonial Power", although the peoples of Hongkong stand alone.

Yours democratically,

(Signed) Tamerlane R.

Hon. Asst. Sect. U.N.A. (HK)

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