The first ambassador from The People's Republic of China to be appointed to Japan arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday (27 March).
The first ambassador from The People's Republic of China to be appointed to Japan arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday (27 March). He's Mr. Chen Chu. He arrived on a special flight direct from Shanghai with an 11-man delegation of scientists and technologists.
Riot police ringed Haneda International Airport as the 56-year old diplomat arrived. They said they were taking precautions against any right-wing anti-Chinese demonstrations.
Mr. Chen was welcomed by a party of Japanese Government officials, together with representatives of the embassies of Pakistan, Yugoslavia, Zaire and Tanzania.
The People's Republic of China was given permission to establish an embassy in Tokyo after diplomatic relations between Japan and the Kuomintang Regime were broken off.
SYNOPSIS: A special flight from Shanghai on Tuesday brought the first ambassador from The People's Republic of China to be appointed to Japan. The ambassador, Mr. Chen Chu, arrived with a team of eleven scientists and technologists. Two thousand riot police were at the airport too, but there was no trouble.
Hundreds of people from The People's Republic of China now living in Japan were at Haneda Airport to see the new ambassador. He was welcomed to Japan by a party of Government officials and other embassy representatives.
Japan and China established diplomatic relations in September 1972 after Tokyo severed its diplomatic ties with the Kuomintang Regime in Taiwan. The People's Republic Embassy will take over the old Kuomintang building.
Mr. Chen called on Foreign Minister Masayoshi Ohira in Tokyo. Later in the week, he will present his credentials to Emperor Hirohito.