• Short Summary

    In Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, big crowds gathered today (Friday) before banks of television sets to watch live coverage via satellite of Chinese Premier Chou En-lai and Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanako signing the communique which established diplomatic relations between Japan and the People's Republic of China.

  • Description

    In Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, big crowds gathered today (Friday) before banks of television sets to watch live coverage via satellite of Chinese Premier Chou En-lai and Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanako signing the communique which established diplomatic relations between Japan and the People's Republic of China.

    Almost as many shoppers were on hand to watch the colourful ceremony at Peking Airport as the two Asian leaders boarded a special flight to Shanghai. Mr. Tanaka will stay overnight in Shanghai and return to Tokyo tomorrow (Saturday).

    At the Taiwan Embassy in the Tokyo suburb of Azabu, all appeared normal except for a police guard at the gate. Japanese newsmen were not allowed inside the embassy grounds. Embassy officials would make no comment on today's events in Peking.

    Two hours before the communique signing, the Taiwan Ambassador to Japan, Peng Meng-chi, was called to the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo told of Japan's decision to sever relations with Taiwan. He was given details of the communique by the Vice Foreign Minister, Mr. Shinsaku Hogen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1VGJFPJDWNH70Z7PHSVHCNYVR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VGJFPJDWNH70Z7PHSVHCNYVR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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