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,,Approved For Release 2002/08/06 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000700210214-6 CLASSIFICATION RESTRICTED SECURITY INFORMATION CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS COUNTRY China; Macao SUBJECT Economic - Trade, strategic raw materials HOW PUBLISHED Daily newspaper WHERE PUBLISHED Hanoi DATE PUBLISHED 2, 3 Nov 1952 IHIS DOCYIIRT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL OIIIAI Of THS UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING Of ISPIOSASO ACT IO V. S C.. SI AND It. AS ANI11VID. ITS TRANSMISSION OR THE AITS"11OR 01 I I I CORTENTE IS ART RANSI. TO 111 YRAVTIIOAIESO IES30H II /HO. 1111110 AT LAW, AIIIOOYCTIO$ or THIS TOSI IS IAOHIIITID. T'ai-p'ing-yang Jih-pao. REPORT NO. CD NO. DATE OF INFORMATION 25X1A DATE DIST. /8' Mar 1953 SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION COMMUNIST CHINA SEEKS TO OFFSET MACAO'S RE-EXPORT BAN summary: This report presents a resume of a lengthy article on Communist China's plans to counterbalance Macao's ban on the re-export of strategic raw materials arriving in the Portugu-;P colony. The article appeared in two installments in thL.Hanoi pro-KMT T'ai-ping- yang Jih-ps.o on 2 and 3 November 19,2. Numbers in parentheses refer to appended characters] The Macao government's announcement in September 1952 that it will impose new export control measures to prohibit the re-export of vital materials im- ported by local firms and factories resulted in continuous efforts of the Chin- ese Communists to insure a steady flow of strategic materials into Communist China from Macao. The new regulation, effective 2 October, requires application for import permits, giving detailed information as to the source and intended use of the material, certification by the importer that the goods will not be re-exported, and systematic records from warehouses showing incoming and outgoing stock. Communist trade agencies in Macao are doing their utmost to secure per- mits to import raw materials from Hong Kong and other sources. Hol.ever, be- cause they must guarantee that the raw materials will not be re-exported, they are, in the meantime, endeavoring to bring about conditions under which raw materials may again be shipped openly to Communist territory: Evidence of this attempt is most obvious in the verbal attacks which the Hon;, Kong pro-Communist press directed at the Macao government for "obeying US imperialist orders," and in the concurrent hike of prices in Canton on imported raw materials. The rub- ber stockpile in Canton, for example, has jumped in value from 3.8 million yuan to 4.65 million yuan since the new Macao regulation went into effect. Another step Communist China has taken to secure a continuous supply of raw materials from Hong Kong and Macao is the establishment of collecting sta- tions on certain small islands near Hong Kong and Macao. According to persons familiar with smuggling routec, since September 1.9132 when the new regulation ILLEGIB 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/08/06 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000700210214-6 Approved For Release 2002/08/06 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000700210214-6 25X1A was announced collecting stations have been set up at the following points: on several of the Wan-shan-ch'un-tao islands, on Nan-t'ou of Pao-an Usien, on Wan-tzu {1! of Chung-shan Haien, and on islands directly opposite Macao. Macao's new export regulation constituted a heavy blow to Communist China. Prior to its implementation, according to persona in the import-export business, Communist China received 70 percent of all Macao's imports from Hong Kong. But Macao harbor control authorities report a sharp decline -- from a daily average of 300 tons down to 110 tons -- in raw material imports from Hong Kong since the new law was promulgated. CHARACTERS