Hong Kong takeover nerves

Chinese authorities have announced through newspaper and radio broadcasts that Beijing will tighten its security measures in the whole of Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang because of the speculated unrest and trouble from Tibetans and others calling for their independence during the Hong Kong takeover on 1 July 1997.

It has been reported on Voice of America that the Chinese authorities are planning to impose strict security in Lhasa and other cities in the “Tibetan Autonomus Region” on 13 and 23 June 1997. Public Security Bureau forces are to be sent to monitor these cities and prevent disturbances.

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