The People's Republic of China is holding a two-week economic and trade fair in Accra, Ghana.
GV EXT. Exhibition - Chinese and Ghanaian flags (2 shots)
GV & SV Visitors looking at vegetable stand (4 shots)
MV & CU Canned fish and meat (2 shots)
MV Sports equipment on show
MV Chinaware, glass and pottery (2 shots)
GV and SV ZOOM OUT TO MV textiles and clothing (2 shots)
GV PAN visitors looking at household utensils
GV PAN visitors looking at picture of Chairman Mao
CU ZOOM OUT TO MV PAN Radio TV and bicycles
STV Agricultural exhibition showing tractors
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Background: The People's Republic of China is holding a two-week economic and trade fair in Accra, Ghana. The exhibition was opened on Friday (6 September) by Ghana's Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Lieutenant-Colonel Kwame Baah.
More than 2,300 items are on display in the exhibition which is being held at the Trade Fair site in the Ghanaian capital.
The goods on display range from agricultural machinery to fine glass and chinaware.
During the opening ceremony Lt.-Colonel Baah told the 300 guests that the value of Ghana's exports to China rose from 2.4 million cedis (just under GBP 1 million) in 1972 to 7.3 million cedis (GBP 2.6 million) in 1973. In the same period the value of imports more than doubled from 4.7 million cedis (GBP 1.8 million) to 9.3 million cedis (GBP 3.4 million).
The exhibition is the second from the People's Republic of China to be held in Ghana. The first was 13 years ago.