• Short Summary

    The Japanese Embassy in Taiwan remained open today (Friday) after Japan and the People's Republic of China established diplomatic relations with the historic communique signing in Peking.

  • Description

    The Japanese Embassy in Taiwan remained open today (Friday) after Japan and the People's Republic of China established diplomatic relations with the historic communique signing in Peking.

    The Japanese flag -- lowered from the embassy early today -- was hoisted back again after about 20 minutes. An official explained this was done initially because the embassy "did not want to invite trouble."
    Four Taiwan police guards remained on duty outside throughout the day as embassy officials continued to issue visas for travel to Japan.

    In Peking, Japanese Foreign Minister Masayoshi Ohira said the embassy in Taiwan would have to close in the "not too distant future". However, an embassy official said no word had been received today from Tokyo.

    The streets of Taipei remained quiet as Taiwan Premier Chiang Ching-kuo convened an emergency cabinet meeting to map out Taiwan's response to the communique signed in Peking.

    Earlier, government officials described Japan's move as a "stab in the back" for Taiwan and said Tokyo must bear the responsibility for any unfortunate consequences which may arise.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3C47KZ9E1N18KDJ2PB60J7JY5
    Media URN:
    VLVA3C47KZ9E1N18KDJ2PB60J7JY5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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