European Economic Community Commission President Roy Jenkins left China on Thursday (1 March) and said this nine-day visit had succeeded in strengthening relations between Chine and the EEC.
CU INTERIOR Chinese Vice-Premier Deng Xiaoping shaking hands with President of EEC Commission Roy Jenkins and Mrs Jenkins.
SV Deng shaking hands with other members of EEC party.
CU Deng and Jenkins during talks. (5 SHOTS)
Vice-Premier Deng announced recently that China intends joining the International Monetary Fund - providing Taiwan in expelled first. During talks with Mr. Jenkins, Chinese leaders praised efforts to establish the European Monetary System, saying the relative monetary stability it would bring would be instrumental in advancing bilateral economic and trade relations. China and the EEC have set up a Joint Committee to co-ordinate a new trade agreement between them.
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Background: European Economic Community Commission President Roy Jenkins left China on Thursday (1 March) and said this nine-day visit had succeeded in strengthening relations between Chine and the EEC. During his visit Mr. Jenkins had meetings with Premier Hua Guofeng (Hua Kuo-feng), Foreign Trade Minister Li Quiang (Li Ch'iang) and senior Vice-Premier Deng Xiaoping (Teng Hsiao Ping).
On Feb. 23, Vice-Premier Deng Xiaoping met with Roy Jenkins, President of the Commission of the European Communities, Mrs. Jenkins and other members of his party.
In a sincere and friendly atmosphere, Vice- Premier Deng exchanged views on major international issues with Mr. Jenkins and the other friends from the commission.
Among those present were Li Qiang, Minister of Foreign Trade, his wife Wei Huantu; and Kang Maozhao, Chinese Ambassador to the European Economic Community, and his wife Yang Ling.
SYNOPSIS: Vice-Premier Deng exchanged views on major international issues during his meeting with Mr. Jenkins. China sees a united and powerful Europe as very important to peace and stability throughout the world. A trade agreement signed with the EEC last year helped expand trade by fifty percent. Peking hopes that EEC relaxation of restrictions on Chinese textiles will help reduce the massive trade imbalance and Mr. Jenkins said China should receive preferential treatment to make its goods more competitive in European markets.