At Rangoon's airport April 15 a welcoming crowd with Chinese and Burmese flags gave a warm welcome to visiting Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-Lai.
LS. Crowd at airport.
Chou En-Lai introduced by U Nu to quests.
MS. Chou receiving bouquets.
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MS. Chou pelted by flowers by crowd.
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U Nu and Chou leaving airport.
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Policemen - PAN to carcade leaving airport.
Carzade passing through city.
LS. Arzani Mausoleum.
Chou, Chen Yi etc. arriving at Mausoleum.
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Ditto laying wreath.
Chou and Chen Yi observing silence.
Crowd watching outside.
Chou speaking to U Nyint Thein.
Party leaving Mausoleum.
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Background: At Rangoon's airport April 15 a welcoming crowd with Chinese and Burmese flags gave a warm welcome to visiting Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-Lai. Mr. Chou came to Rangoon on a three-day goodwill visit on his way to India for talks with Prime Minister Nehru on the Sino-Indian Border dispute.
Chou En-Lai was received by Prime Minister U Nu and other ministers. As Chou and his Foreign Minister Chen Yi emerged from the airport, the distinguished visitors were pelted with flowers by the welcoming crowd.
The two-day visit of the Chinese Prime Minister was expected to result in the setting up of a joint commission to demarcate the disputed Sino-Burmese border. The ground had been cleared for this by Burma's care-taker Prime Minister, General Ne Win, who signed an agreement last month with the Chinese government before he handed over power to U Nu.
On April 16, Chou En-Lai and Marshal Chen Yi visited the Arzani Mausoleum in Rangoon, and laid wreaths at the tomb of Burma's national hero, General Aung San. The Chinese leaders observed a few minutes silence at the Mausoleum in honour of the Burmese leader who was assassinated by gunmen in 1948.