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June 25, 1952
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FE' 962. Is- "& a Approved For Release 2001/12/05 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO12600 4-4 CONFIDFl'TIAL/CONTROL - U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY SECURITY INFORMATION COUNTRY INFORMATION REPORT a.eae/china REPORT NO. CD NO. DATE DISTR. 25 June 1952 SUBJECT Incidents at Macao Border NO. OF PAGES 2 DATE OF INFO. 25X1A SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. _v. 1. 'Ofi 1 7 May 1J52` a C i nee. oelmiui ist soldier insulted a Portuguese-African guard at-the border between Masao and China, and both soldiers made threatening ges- ~uras n+ith their' bayono{~ies. On hearing o f the" incident the Portuguese garrison headquarters sent reinforcements to the soon*, and the Chinese Communist troops, at Sariehlang (0005/1681) removed the covers from their machineguns and field .piece's. When the Chinese Communists' learned that the incident was started by, one of. their men they sent a representative to the Portuguese garrison head quarters. to make an explanation, after which both sides withdrew their rein- foroements. 2. On 17 May a Chinese 'Communist guard crossed the border into Portuguese terri- tory but was intercepted and held at bayonet point by the Portuguese guards. Although both sides were alerted, no fighting broke out.1 While both sides were occupied with this incident, a member of the New Democratic Youth Corps, HUANG Hsiang (7806/4382)2, plunged into the water and swan to the Macao side. Chinese Communist guards fired on him. When he reached the Masao side the Portuguese guards arrested the fugitive and returned the fire of the Chinese. When the latter saw that the escapee had been taken into custody they ceased firing and the incident was closed. 3. On 18 May a Chinese Communist junk sailed from Hsiaohengch in Island (113-28, 4~-6$) to Wantsii (3494/0098) on the mainland to obtain provisions for the troops oin the island. ` In its tiip the junk entered Macao territorial water's and was fired on by Portuguese garrison troops stationed on Ponta da Barra. 25X1A P NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) Approved For Release 2001/12/05 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO12600260004-4 CONFIDERTIAL/CONTROL - U.S., OFFICIALS ONLY The junk proceed-ed'to'lfantsai and returned with eight Chinese Communist soldiers armed wish a machinegun. As it approached Macao territorial waters Portuguese guards uncovered their machine gun and prepared to fire on it, but the junk changed course and went on to the island. 4. 0i' 18 May two ?Chinese Communist soldiers who were going from Wantsai to Shihehiao- chi" (45816037/0731) accidentally crossed into Maeao territorial waters and were fired_ on -byYPoiebuguese guards to warn them to leave those waters. Later on the sa e-day.two boats 4arryiiig Chinese Communist troops entered Masao territorial waters but left again when they saw the Portuguese guards ready to fire upon them.3 6. On 19 lay 1952 a Chinese Communist army officer accompanied by a number of guards and plain-clothes detectives approached the Macao border and tried to arrange that the men with him should enter Masao. The Portuguese authorities refused to. let them pass and the group dispersed. Later in the day some of the group used a"telescope mnuinsed on the Chinese side of the border for an inspection of the Portuguese garrison posts. 6. On 20 May'Maaao marines fired upon a -Chinese Communist patrol boat which they saw crossing Macao territorial waters, and the Chinese returned the fire. The patrol boat went bade to Wantsai and took aboard a combat team for reinforce- ments, stationing another combat team on the beach to cover their trip. No fur- ther incident developed. 7. On l-dui"e Chinese-Communist troops and Portuguese African guards had a dispute at portal do Cexeai9 on the "Maoao borders after which the 'Chinese Communists placed two field g~ s at the border, direc lei at the Portuguese guards Both sides were alerted, but withdrew' after Chinese Chinese officers had ordered 25X1A their men to cease their threatening activities. 25X1A 25X1A Comment. The above incidents or ones similar to them, have been repor? e y other American a enoies and in the Hong Kong press. An evaluation of these reports is desired as a guide to action with regard the future. It is noted that the on 21 and 22 May, which occurred aeao area, according to another Americanagenoy. 1. Comment. The Chinese soldier was presumably returned to his side of order.M Comment. ' This appears to be the same incident as described in aragrap . 2. Comment. This name was received as YUAN Hsiang, but with the given above. 3. Comment. It is not clear whether paragraphs 3 and 4. refer to the same incidents or to three separate ocourrences on the same date. CONFIDENTIAL/CO.NTROL - U.S ; OFFICIALS ONLY Approved For Release 2001/12/05 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO12600260004-4