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    The largest trade fair ever held abroad by The People's Republic of China opened at Suita near Osaka, Japan on Saturday (13 July).

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    The largest trade fair ever held abroad by The People's Republic of China opened at Suita near Osaka, Japan on Saturday (13 July).

    The fair at Japan's old 200,000 square metre (yards) Expo "70 site at Suita marks the second anniversary of the restoration of normal relations between Japan and China. It also marks the 25th anniversary of The People's Republic of China.

    The Chinese hope the fair will introduce Japanese people to modern China. The fair will run for one month in Osaka and three weeks in Tokyo. Over three million visitors are expected to visit the Osaka site alone.

    At the opening ceremony Osaka's Chamber if Commerce and Industry President Mr. Isamu Sakeki represented Japan. International Trade Council Chairman Wang Yao-ting and Charge d'Affaires to Tokyo Mi Kuo-chun represented China. Deputy Japanese Premier Takjeo Miki was to be present at the opening but his resignation the day before cancelled his and other Ministers appearance.

    3,200 invited guests toured the exhibition before the general public were admitted. Another 62,000 people were estimated to have visited the exhibition during the first day.

    The fair shows al aspects of Chinese industry from heavy machinery and computers to handicrafts.

    More than 3,000 police were stationed in and around the site to prevent any right-wing demonstrations. A man was removed by police after throwing a firecracker into one of the pavilions. the police also reported small anti-Communist demonstrations.

    SYNOPSIS: Japan's old Expo Seventy site at Suita near Osaka was the venue for the largest trade fair ever held aborad by The People's Republic of China. It opened on saturday.

    Osaka's Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Mr. Isamu Sakeki represented Japan at the opening. International Trade Council Chairman Wang Yao-ting and Charge d'affaires to Tokyo Mi-Kuo-chun represented China.

    Over three million people are expected to visit the fair while it is in Osaka. It will be moved to Tokyo after a month. The exhibition marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of The People's Republic of China and the second anniversary of the restoration of normal relations between Japan and China. The Chinese hope the fair will introduce Japanese people to all aspects of modern China. A large amount of space was devoted to the latest Chinese industrial machinery.

    New inventions like a digital control miller -- an electronic computer used in conjunction with a miller -- are said to come from the Cultural Revolution policy of combining the intellectual's theory with the practical know-how of the labourer.

    Three thousand who hundred invited guests saw the exhibits before the general public were admitted.

    Chinese medical equipment has become much more advanced in the last decade. There was also room in the two hundred thousand square metre site for more traditional Chinese skills, like silks.

    There were on-the-spot sales of some items. The organisers seem assured of good business -- sixty-two thousand people were estimated to have visited the exhibition during its first day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9AJE0THUMPPUS68RIS3JP3FUV
    Media URN:
    VLVA9AJE0THUMPPUS68RIS3JP3FUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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