• Short Summary

    United States President Gerald Ford and Chinese Vice-Premier Teng Hsiao-Ping conferred for more than two hours in Peking on Tuesday (2 December) in an atmosphere overshadowed by disagreement on American detente with the Soviet Union.

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    United States President Gerald Ford and Chinese Vice-Premier Teng Hsiao-Ping conferred for more than two hours in Peking on Tuesday (2 December) in an atmosphere overshadowed by disagreement on American detente with the Soviet Union.

    There was no immediate word on the content of the discussions but informed sources had said the two sides would examine world affairs region by region.

    At a welcoming banquet for the American leader the night before, Mr. Teng warned that American- Soviet detente was masking a growing danger of World War.

    The Chinese Vice-Premier also said that normalising Sino-American relations was less important than stopping Soviet hegemony.

    When President Ford arrived at the Great Hall of the People where the talks were held, he was greeted by Mr. Teng.

    The American side at the talks included Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, George Bush, American envoy in Peking, and Phillip Habib, Assistant Secretary for East Asian affairs.

    The Chinese team included Foreign Minister Chiao Kuan-Hua and Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miss Wang Hai-Jung.

    At the end of the meeting, the President and Mrs. Ford visited Peking's famous temple of heaven with Chinese Vice-Premier Li Hsien-Nien.

    The temple, where ancient Emperors went to beg forgiveness for their people's sins was Imperial China's most famous place of worship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7Z3W64ARQ1IENGS2A3C93ETXR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Z3W64ARQ1IENGS2A3C93ETXR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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