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    A new ambassador from the People's Republic of China has taken up residence in the Canadian capital, Ottawa.

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    A new ambassador from the People's Republic of China has taken up residence in the Canadian capital, Ottawa.

    He is Mr. Yao Kuang -- a veteran diplomat -- who arrived in Ottawa on Thursday (9 March).

    There's been some speculation that Mr. Yao Kuang may prove to be the "contact point" between the United States and China in the more relaxed atmosphere which has followed President Nixon's trip to Peking.

    (Canada first established full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China in October 1970. A few months later the two countries exchanged diplomats at full embassy level.)
    SYNOPSIS: An Important diplomatic arrival in Canada on Thursday. Stepping from a plane at Ottawa was the new ambassador from the People's Republic of China, Mr. Yao Kuang. Government officials and representatives of the diplomatic corps were there to greet Mr. Kuang.

    Mr. Kuang is widely respected in diplomatic circles. He is one of China's most experienced diplomats.

    Since the announcement that Mr. Kuang will take up the Ottawa post there has been widespread speculation about his role in the present relaxed atmosphere between the United States and China. The appointment of a man so experienced in Ottawa is soon by many as an indication that he may be used as a "contact point" between Washington and Peking. During their talks in Peking, President Nixon and the Chinese leaders agreed that there should be further contacts between the two capitals from time to time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA35DK34AQQ41J5WVTX9GPUD78B
    Media URN:
    VLVA35DK34AQQ41J5WVTX9GPUD78B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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