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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 May, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 May, 1999, 12:00am

HONGKONG (May 12): UNITED States Secretary for Commerce Robert Mosbacher intervened in Hong Kong's cable television battle on behalf of a consortium led by Wharf Holdings, that includes American giant US West.

The approach was made to the Governor, Sir David Wilson, according to sources. The call was met with a rebuff, a Hong Kong official said.

'It was a rather acerbic telephone call,' the official said. 'Mosbacher said that he hoped American interests would not be 'discriminated against', and then discussed US West and Hong Kong Cable Communication.'