ARMED CLASHES, TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS AND INCREASED TENSIONS IN KWANGTUNG PROVINCE

Created: 6/29/1968

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RESIDENTS IN KWANGTUNG AND KIANGSU PROVINCES WRITE OF* ARMED CLASHES IN CANTON, CH'ANCHIANG AND OTHER AREAS THROUGHOUT KWANGTUNG, AND OF DISRUPTIONS IN HIGHWAY TRAFFIC AND DEEPENING TENSIONS. IN HIS LETTER OFACTORY WORKER RETURNING FROM HOME LEAVE IN SWATOW WRITES FROM SHANGHAI THAT HE IS UNABLE TO PROCEED FURTHER TO CH'ANCHIANG BECAUSE OF THE A3 NORMALAT ION SITUATION THERE. OVERNMENT EMPLOYEE IN CH'ANCHIANG STATES THAT DUE TO THE PRESENT TENSE SITUATION IN HIS AREA MANY OF HIS COLLEAGUES HAVE RETURNED HOME. ORRESPONDENT ON HIS WAY TO HSUWEI, KWANGTUNG. WHO HAS JUST ARRIVED IN CH'ANCHIANG FROM CAST OK, DESCRIBES THE FIGHTING WHICH ERUPTED 3ETWEEN THE

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TWOHUN3SHAN UNIVERSITY IN CANTON WHEN THE RED FLAG FACTION ATTACKED THE EAST WIKD GROUP. HE ADDS THAT THERE ARE STILL DIFFICULTIES AHEAD BECAUSE THE HIGHWAY BETWEEN CH'ANCHIANG AND HSUWEN HAS BEEN COMPLETELY CLOSED DOWN TO TRAFFIC AND ARMED CLASHES HAVE SPREAD ROM THE TOWNS AND CIT IES TO THE FARMS AND VILLAGES. OF SUMMARY. )

PROVINCE. SHANGHAI, UNE AKER . ON AY WE LEFT FOR SWATOW TO VISIT OURHAVING BEEN GRANTED HOME LEAVE BY OUR FACTORY IN CH* AN CHI HOWEVER, AFTERWARDS WE WERE UNABLE TO RETURN TODUE TO THE DIFFICULTIES IN TRANSPORTATION TO ANDAND SO WE ARE NOW TEMPORARILY STAYING IN SHANGHAI.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT IT WILL TAKE AT LEAST ANOTHER MONTH OR TWO BEFORE THE TRANSPORTATION SITUATION IN CH'ANCHIANG CAN BE RESTORED TO NORMAL.

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JiiES. OVERNMENT EMPLOYEE. DUE TO THE FR ESE NT TENSE SITUATION HERE MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES HAVE RETURNED HOME. AVE TO REMAIN HERE BECAUSE OF CERTAIN WORK CONDITIONS WHICH DO NOT PERMIT ME TO LEAVE.

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ANTON CHANGED SUDDENLY A. FEW DAYS AGO WHEN FIGHTING ERUPTED BETWEEN THE TWO FACTIONS IN CHUNGSHAN UNIVERSITY. UMBER OF PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN THE RED FLAG FACTION ATTACKED THE EAST WIND GROUP AND THE DISPUTE IS NOT YET SETTLED. BOTH SIDES THREATENED TO SEEK OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE. CONSEQUENTLY, TENSIO'N IS HIGH THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE CITY. THE STT-UAT ION IS EVEN.WORSE TODAY, SO HE HAVE DECIDED TO LEAVE BEFORE IT BECOMES WORSE. HOWEVER, THERE ARE GOING TO BE TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT TENSION IS HIGH IN BOTH YANGCHIANS, END CH'ANCHIANG.

CH'AHCHIAN3. II JUNE. SAME CORRESPONDENT. WE LEFT CANTON FOR THE EAST IS RED FARM NEAR HSUWEN , EUNE BECAUSE THEH'ANCHIANG HIGHWAY HAD REOPENED TO TRAFFIC. WE ARRIVED SAFELY IN CH'ANCHIANG ONUNE. N AS GOT HERE WE REALIZED THAT WE WOULD FACE HOPEAHEADAUSE THE HIGHWAY SET WEES CH'ANCHIANG AND HSUWEN HAD COMPLETELY CLOSED DOWN TO TRAFFIC. MOREOVER, ARMED CLASHES HAVE SPREAD FROM THE TOWNS AND CITIES TO THE FARMS AND VILLAGES. SOME FARMS IN HA IK' ANG ERE ATTACKED AMD MANY "in WWHfiM Bisggj

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