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    China and Japan have signed an historic friendship Treaty ending years of diplomat enmity between the two countries.

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    China and Japan have signed an historic friendship Treaty ending years of diplomat enmity between the two countries.

    SYNOPSIS: The Treaty was signed by the Japanese Foreign Minister Mr Sunao Sonoda in a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Peking on Saturday (12 August) presided over by chairman Hua kuo-feng. The ceremony was broadcast live on television and relayed to millions of viewers in Japan.

    The Japanese have long sought reconciliation with China seeing it as a vast market for its manufactured goods and as a source of basic materials. Forgotten now is Japanese invasion and occupation of Chinese territory before and during World War Two in an effort to align the two Far East countries.

    The Chinese Foreign Minster, Mr Huang Hua signed the Treaty for China. The Treaty had one clause described as controversial - that decreeing joint Sino-Japanese opposition to efforts by any state to establish hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region or elsewhere.

    This is reported to have upset the Soviet Union who felt that this was aimed at them. Japan went to paints to make clear that the provision was not directed at any particular nation. In Tokyo, the Japanese Premier Mr Takeo Fukuda, said Japan wanted to avoid hostile relations with any country, and sought friendly ties with all.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6UZIGOF0YB6BD1S2KSTBXB0YJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UZIGOF0YB6BD1S2KSTBXB0YJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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