• Short Summary

    On Friday (23 March) a telecommunications mission from The People's Republic of China attended a meeting in Tokyo to discuss the possibility of laying an underwater cable link between Japan and China.

  • Description

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    GV PAN Ministry building, Tokyo
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    SV Delegates' cars outside building
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    SV INT. Kuno greets Fu-Hiang (2 shots)
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    SV Flags of both parties on table
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    SV Chinese delegates sitting
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    CU Japanese Minister Kuno
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    SV PAN from Kuno TO Fu-Hiang at table (2 shots)
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    SV Pressmen PAN TO delegates talking at table (2 shots)
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    Telecommunications Ministry Office in Tokyo; Kuno meeting Chung Fu-Hiang; Chinese delegates; Kuno and Chung Fu-Hiang talking across table.




    Initials SGM/1631 SGM/1618



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    Background: On Friday (23 March) a telecommunications mission from The People's Republic of China attended a meeting in Tokyo to discuss the possibility of laying an underwater cable link between Japan and China.

    The thirteen - man technical mission from China is led by Mr. Chung Fu-Hiang, head of the Telecommunications Administration of China. Japan's Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Mr. Chuji Kuno, invited Mr. Chung and his team oft attend a meeting in his office to hold to talks.

    The theme of the discussion - prelude to a two-week programme of talks - was the general improvement of telecommunications between Japan and China. The question of the laying of an underwater cable link between the two countries is considered by Ministry officials to be an important part of the talks.

    Following Friday's first meeting, a Ministry spokesman said both sides had submitted their plan on the laying of the cable, but no formal discussion on this particular subject had been entered into. The spokesman said that the Chinese want to lay the cable from Shanghai, while Japan wants the link-up to take place at Okinawa or Kyushu.

    Coat of the project is estimated at 6,000 million Yen (GMP 8,510,638 sterling).

    SYNOPSIS: At Japan's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in Tokyo on Friday the possibility of a cable link, between Japan and The People's Republic of China, came under discussion.

    Japan's Posts and Telecommunications Minister, Mr. Chunji Kuno, welcomed a thirteen-member technical mission from China. They were led by Chung Fu-Hiang, head of the Telecommunications Administration of China.

    This meeting was the prelude to a two-week programme of talks. The theme of the discussion was the general improvement of telecommunications between Japan and China. But an important part of the talks will be the possibility of laying an underwater cable between the two countries. The project would cost an estimated six thousand million yen.

    Following the discussion a Ministry spokesman said that both sides had submitted their plans of the laying of the cable. However no formal discussion had been entered into.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAARU105CIM9HLUI8DG4BVBTI6X
    Media URN:
    VLVAARU105CIM9HLUI8DG4BVBTI6X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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