• Short Summary

    The first diplomats assigned to the United States from The People's Republic of China for 25 years arrived in Washington on Wednesday (18 April).

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    The first diplomats assigned to the United States from The People's Republic of China for 25 years arrived in Washington on Wednesday (18 April).

    The 10-man mission, headed by Han Hsu, will set up a liaison office. Mr. Han will be deputy chief of the Chinese bureau in Washington, which is being set up under the agreement reached during Presidential Adviser Henry Kissinger's visit to The People's Republic of China earlier this year.

    They were welcomed at Washington airport by Mr Arthur Hummel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, and Mr John Holdridge, a member of the White House National Security Council.

    SYNOPSIS: A party of diplomats from The People's Republic of China arrived in Washington on Wednesday. They're to establish a liaison office under the agreement reached during Presidential Adviser Henry Kissinger's China trip earlier this year. The 10-man team are the first Chinese diplomats to be accredited to the United States for 25 years. They're led by Han Hsu, who will remain in Washington as deputy chief of the Chinese liaison office. The diplomats were welcomed at Washington airport by Mr Arthur Hummel, the deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, and Mr John Holdridge, a member of the White House National Security Council. The Chinese had flown to Washington after an overnight stop in San Francisco.

    Also in the party was Chien Ta-Yung, who until now has been head of the department at the Chinese Foreign Ministry dealing with relations with the United States. He'll be the third-ranking diplomat in the new liaison office. Prime Minister Chou En-lai's former personal aide, Chi Chao-Chu, is also in the team.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC1KNVUAM9JIOZSS9Q3U37GLPX
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1KNVUAM9JIOZSS9Q3U37GLPX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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