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    The Chinese Premier, Mr.

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    1. GV PAN Welcoming party, including dancers, at Lusaka airport. (3 shots) 0.22
    2. SV Kaunda on tarmac watching plane taxi. (2 shots) 0.36
    3. Gv Kaunda waving as Chinese Premiere walks down jet's steps waving. (2 shots) 0.48
    4. Gv Field guns firing salute. 0.53
    5. CU Kaunda and Zhao embracing and then Zhao being introduced to Zambian dignitaries as gun salute continues. 1.07
    6. GV & SV Chinese Premiere walks across and reviews guard of honour. (4 shots) 1.30
    7. GV Chinese girls with flowers. 1.33
    8. GV Kaunda and Zhao walk towards officials who are introduced to premier. (4 shots) 1.57
    9. GV Zhao is given flowers and shakes hands with Chinese embassy officials. (2 shots) 2.13
    10. GV Zhao with two small boys who were dancing. (2 shots) 2.40
    11. SV & GV Zhao enters car which drives off. (2 shots) 3.00
    12. SV ZOOM INTO CU Freedom statue. 3.03
    13. GV & SV Premier lays wreath at foot of statue ZOOM INTO Zhao. 3.34

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    Background: LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

    The Chinese Premier, Mr. Zhao Ziyang, arrived in the Zambian capital Lusaka on January 5 as part of a month long visit to a number of African countries. He was met by a large welcoming party at Lusaka airport, headed by the Zambian President, Mr. Kenneth Kaunda. A 21-gun salute rang out as the two heads of state inspected a military guard of honour. The ten nation tour, which started with a four day visit to Egypt, is the first by a Chinese premier to Africa for 19 years and is designed to open up further economic aid and co-operation with the continent. There have been severe cuts in Chinese foreign aid in recent years. She now concentrates mainly on mediuk-sozed and small aid projects, usually in light industry, agriculture and medicine. This is in sharp contrast to the huge projects of the past, such as the Tanzania-Zambia railway which China financed in the 1970s. In an editorial marking the departure of Premier Zhao on his African tour, the Communist Party newspaper 'People's Daily' accused industrialized nations of trying to export their economic problems to the third world and of plundering Africa through the unfair pricing of goods. It accused the Soviet Union and the United States of fighting to carve up Africa into spheres of influence, undermining the continent's stability and threatening its economic development. Diplomats in Beijing said shortly before Premier Zhao's tour commenced, that China's support for the Arab peace plan in the Middle East and the importance it was now attaching to relations with Africa emphasized its newly emerged desire to link itself with the third world as a counter balance to the influence from the superpowers.


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