• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. Crowd at airport.
    3 ft

    2.
    LS. Ditto.
    5 ft

    3.
    Chou En-Lai introduced by U Nu to quests.
    8 ft

    4.
    Cameramen.
    9 ft

    5.
    MS. Chou receiving bouquets.
    11 ft

    6.
    MCU Ditto.
    13 1/2 ft

    7.
    Crowd.
    15 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS. Chou pelted by flowers by crowd.
    22 ft

    9.
    MS. Cameramen.
    23 1/2 ft

    10.
    U Nu and Chou leaving airport.
    25 1/2 ft

    11.
    Policemen - PAN to carcade leaving airport.
    29 ft

    12.
    Carzade passing through city.
    31 ft

    13.
    LS. Arzani Mausoleum.
    34 ft

    14.
    Chou, Chen Yi etc. arriving at Mausoleum.
    36 1/2 ft

    15.
    Ditto laying wreath.
    44 ft

    16.
    Photographers.
    46 ft

    17.
    Chou and Chen Yi observing silence.
    48 ft

    18.
    Crowd watching outside.
    50 ft

    19.
    Chou speaking to U Nyint Thein.
    54 ft

    20.
    Party leaving Mausoleum.
    57 ft



    Initials TDH/V/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8RSZ60KP0BF7IKX8XHJIZQVTH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RSZ60KP0BF7IKX8XHJIZQVTH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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