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    A mission from the People's Republic of China was this week visiting Malaysia, where they toured the Rubber Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur.

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    A mission from the People's Republic of China was this week visiting Malaysia, where they toured the Rubber Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur. The visitors were briefed on the latest rubber situation in Malaysia, and were shown modern rubber processing techniques.

    According to news reports the Malaysian Government is anxious to sell rubber to China, and the Institute has offered to send a team of rubber experts to China to advise industrialists there on modern usage. The two countries are currently having talks on possible rubber sales, and the Malaysian Government hopes to conclude a deal for 200,000 tons.

    The Chinese mission's visit follows that by a Malaysian trade delegation to China last May.

    SYNOPSIS: A 13-man delegation from the People's Republic of China has been visiting Malaysia in the past week, touring the Rubber Research Institute in the country's capital, Kuala Lumpur. While at the Institute, they were briefed on the latest rubber situation in Malaysia and shown modern rubber processing techniques. The Director of the Institute, Dr. B.C. Sekhar, who met the Chinese Mission on their arrival, told them that Malaysia was prepared to send a team of rubber experts to China to advise industrialists there on modern techniques. PAUSE. The two countries' governments are currently having talks on possible rubber sales. The Malaysian Government hopes to conclude a deal for up to 200,000 tons of rubber, and a Government spokesman said this week that the negotiations were progressing 'very well???.

    During the mission's visit, the Chairman of the Malaysian Rubber Exchange said that regular purchases of natural rubber by China would greatly assist in stabilising its price. The delegation's visit follows that by a Malaysian trade delegation to china last May.

    Members of the visiting delegation said that China has a hundred thousand acres of rubber plantation on the southern island of Hainan. In talks on general trade, the Chinese guests were questioned on China's timber requirements. The Malaysian Government hopes to establish a market there.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACMECV4O0Q3IJ4TBO6H59RQELO
    Media URN:
    VLVACMECV4O0Q3IJ4TBO6H59RQELO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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