U.S. Vice President Lyndon Johnson in Taipei, Formosa, May 15, was cheered by an estimated?
U.S. Vice President Lyndon Johnson in Taipei, Formosa, May 15, was cheered by an estimated crowd of over 100,000 dancing, singing, and flag-waving Chinese as he rode in an open car with Formosan Vice President Chen Cheng along the five-mile route from the airport to the city centre.
It was the biggest welcome so far on the 53-year-old Vice President's tour of South and South-East Asia, to cover 28,500 miles in two weeks.
Vice President Chen headed the entire Cabinet to greet Mr Johnson, who is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Formosa since the change in the U.S. administration.
Later, Vice-President Johnson was guest of honour at a State banquet given by the 73-year-old Chinese Nationalist leader, President Chiang Kai-Shek.
Mr Johnson declared at the banquet that the United States had no intention of recognizing Communist China and remained opposed to her admission to the United States.
Mr Johnson left for Hong Kong, May 15, then to Thailand, India and Pakistan.