• Short Summary

    United States President Jimmy Carter welcomed Chinese Vice-Premier, Teng Tsiao-ping (Deng Xiaoping) to the White House on Monday (29 January), describing the occasion as a "dat of reconciliation" between the two countries.

  • Description

    United States President Jimmy Carter welcomed Chinese Vice-Premier, Teng Tsiao-ping (Deng Xiaoping) to the White House on Monday (29 January), describing the occasion as a "dat of reconciliation" between the two countries. China and the United States established diplomatic relations at the beginning of the year, and Mr. Deng's visit was the first by a Chinese communist official.

    SYNOPSIS: A fanfare marked the beginning of a welcome usually reserved for visiting Heads of State. Mr. Teng himself described the visit as an 'historic mission'.

    There were no signs of the big demonstrations threatened to protest against the ending of relations with Taiwan. There had been strong opposition in the United States to recognition of the People's Republic, but the only incident occurred when a man and a woman began shouting during the ceremonies on the White House lawn. They are quickly removed by police and Secret Service agents.

    The playing of the Chinese national anthem for the first time at the White House ended a long period of hostility and separation. President Carter pledged to work for peace with China.

    One important subject expected to be discussed between Mr. Teng and President Carter was the relationship of their two countries with the Soviet Union. Mr. Teng made an apparent reference in his arrival speech to the Soviet Union when he spoke about 'threats to peace'.

    In an interview in Time magazine, he called for a united front against the Soviet Union by China, the United States and Japan. He said that if they wanted to place curbs on the 'polar bear' the only realistic thing to do was to unite.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7I79CYKT7BH49RJ0T72VG54KT
    Media URN:
    VLVA7I79CYKT7BH49RJ0T72VG54KT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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