One of Peking's top diplomats, 58-year-old Huang Hua, arrived in Montreal on Friday (23 July) to Canada of the People's Republic of China.
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GV ZOOM INTO CU Signpost "OTTAWA"
GV/SV Ambassador out of 'plane and greeted by Canadian officials.
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STV Crowds round Ambassador
CU Ambassador speaks (SOUND)
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GV PAN Motorcade away
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 6: ATTACHE: "There is a traditions of friendship between the Chinese and Canadian peoples. In the struggles against the facist aggression in the Second World War our two peoples sympathised with the support of each other.....and (INDISTINCT) last October China and Canada formally established diplomatic relations. It was a major event in the history of the relations between our two countries, reflecting the wishes and conforming to the interests of our two peoples."
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Background: One of Peking's top diplomats, 58-year-old Huang Hua, arrived in Montreal on Friday (23 July) to Canada of the People's Republic of China. In a statement read to Montreal reporters by Cultural Attache Yao Jen-Liu, Mr. Huang stressed the traditional friendship which he said existed between Canada and China, and promised his continuing efforts in fostering it.