HC Deb 18 February 1948 vol 447 cc232-3W
70. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he is taking to see that Hong Kong newspapers, both in Chinese and English, are sold outside the Colony; and what is the quickest way he can have them delivered.

Mr. Rees-Williams

There is no difficulty in distributing Hong Kong newspapers, English and Chinese, outside the Colony, except that Chinese newspapers are carried by rail and not by air to Canton, and so are not available there until the early afternoon of the day of issue. I understand that the stated purpose of the recent embargo against their carriage by air is to avoid competition with Canton newspapers.