• Short Summary

    HONG KONG, SEPT 16, REUTER -- CHINA'S 76-YEAR-OLD PREMIER CHOU EN-LAI, WHO HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF HOSPITAL RECENTLY AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF HEART TROUBLE, IS RECOVERING WELL FORM AN OPERATION, IT WAS DISCLOSED HERE TODAY.

  • Description

    HONG KONG, SEPT 16, REUTER -- CHINA'S 76-YEAR-OLD PREMIER CHOU EN-LAI, WHO HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF HOSPITAL RECENTLY AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF HEART TROUBLE, IS RECOVERING WELL FORM AN OPERATION, IT WAS DISCLOSED HERE TODAY.

    THE DISCLOSURE GAME FORM NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE YAKUB GOWN, WHO SAID HE HAD BEEN TOLD OF MR. CHO'S OPERATION BY CHINESE OFFICIALS DURING HIS RECENT VISIT TO CHINA.

    GENERAL GOWN TOLD REPORTERS HE HAD BEEN INFORMED THAT MR. CHOU WAS NOW FINE, THOUGH HE WAS UNABLE TO SAY EXACTLY WHEN HE WAS OPERATED ON OR GIVE DETAILS OF THE SURGERY.

    THE ELDERLY AND AILING PREMIER MADE HIS LAST PUBLIC APPEARANCE ONLY 31 AT A PEKING RECEPTION. WHEN HE LOOKED PALE AND MOVED WITH LEST THAN HIS USUAL VIGOUR.

    HE WAS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN IN HOSPITAL ONLY A FEW DAYS EARLIER, FOLLOWING A HEART ATTACK ON JUNE, AND HE WAS LATER REPORTED TO HAVE SUFFERED A RELAPSE AFTER THE RECEPTION.

    GENERAL GOWON ARRIVED IN HONG KONG YESTERDAY AFTER HIS WEEK-LONG CHINA VISIT. HE AFCED A BARRAGE OF QUESTIONS ON MR CHO'S HEALTH FORM NEWSMEN WHO SURROUNDED HIM AT TODAY'S PRESS RECEPTION.

    HE SAID THE PREMIER WAS + DOING FINE + AFTER THE OPERATION BUT POINTED OUT THAT HE WAS NOT A DOCTOR.

    PRESSED ON THE SOURCE OF HIS INFORMATION, THE NIGERIAN LEADER DISCLOSED HE HAD BEEN TOLD OF MR CHOU'S OPERATION + BY THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES, + THOUGH HE DECLINED TO NAME THEM.

    HE TOLD REPORTERS THE FACT THAT CHINESE OFFICIALS HAD DISCLOSED THE OPERATION TO HIM SHOWED THAT THEY WANTED THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT MR. CHOU HAD NOT BEEN WELL BUT WAS NOW DOING BETTER.

    CHAIRMAN MAO TSE-TUNG, HE ADDED, WAS IN + VERY ALERT + DURING THEIR TALKS LASTING MORE THAN AN HOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7792CTLCDFJYM8VOBAWRCBQPC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7792CTLCDFJYM8VOBAWRCBQPC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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