• Short Summary

    China's senior Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-ping arrived in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Thursday (9 November) to begin a four day official visit as part of a tour of several South East Asian nations.

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    China's senior Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-ping arrived in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Thursday (9 November) to begin a four day official visit as part of a tour of several South East Asian nations.

    SYNOPSIS: Before he arrived in Malaysia, Mr. Teng had visited Thailand where one of the last items on his schedule was to witness a display of Thai military firepower in the field. The demonstration took place at Lop Buri some 160 kilometres (100 miles) north of Bangkok.

    Mr. Teng was a guest of General Sern Nanakorn, the Supreme Commander of the Thai military forces. It was described as a rare occurrence that newsmen and photographers were allowed to witness the visit and the demonstration.

    Mr. Teng spent four days in Thailand and both sides rated his visit as highly successful. The visit produced a Trade Agreement under which Thailand will get Chinese crude oil. The visit was reported to have improved Bangkok's already good relations with Peking.

    As well as M-44 tanks on display, the demonstration included flyovers of newly purchased Phantom 5E fighter-bombers.

    During Mr. Teng's visit, the subject of the new Soviet-Vietnamese Treaty was raised which later moved Mr. Teng to describe Vietnam as 'the hooligan in the East', underlining the coolness between China and its former ally in the Vietnam war. He said China's reaction to the Soviet-Vietnamese Treaty would depend on what moves were made by Vietnam.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DX5Y1HRFEVPMW045VIHQDI5H
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DX5Y1HRFEVPMW045VIHQDI5H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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