Exhange ordered closed

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 November, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 November, 2000, 12:00am

Hongkong (November 18): Mr M.A. da Silva, at Kowloon yesterday, asked for a definition of 'Asiatic race' when he appeared before Mr d'Almada to defend four men of the Kowloon Restaurant who were summoned in connection with the regulation against serving persons other than of Asiatic race in premises licensed as Chinese restaurants.

Defendants were two waiters, Sai Kee-sing and Lee Ying-tung, who were alleged to have served persons other than of Asiatic race at the Kowloon Restaurant, which is licensed as a Chinese restaurant, on September 23, and the licensee, Kee Yiu-tung, and manager, Wong King-ying, who were alleged to have permitted persons other than of Asiatic race on the premises on September 23.

All defendants pleaded not guilty, and the hearing was fixed for December 1 at 9.30 a.m.

(At the Dec. 1 hearing, with the authority of the Attorney-General, the case was withdrawn.)

Chicago (November 16): Colour television for the United States will be delayed.

A Federal Court yesterday suspended an order by the Federal Communications Commission permitting the Columbia Broadcasting System to start broadcasting colour television on November 20.

The court ordered CBS colour broadcasts suspended until a panel of three judges gives the decision in a suit brought by the rival Radio Corporation of America (RCA) to bar the CBS colour system.

RCA contended its system was better than CBS, but the Federal Commission had given CBS permission to start colour broadcasts on Monday.

Hongkong (November 22): The Peking Government has ordered the liquidation of Shanghai's Chinese Stock Exchange which was a limited company, half owned by the Nationalist Government and half privately.

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