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    Seven leading scientists from The People's Republic of China, currently on a world tour to study latest Western developments, visited the University of London on Tuesday (10 October) during their two-week stay in Britain as guests of the Royal Society.

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    Seven leading scientists from The People's Republic of China, currently on a world tour to study latest Western developments, visited the University of London on Tuesday (10 October) during their two-week stay in Britain as guests of the Royal Society.

    At the University, the Chinese party inspected Egyptian relics over 3000 years old, newly-designed hydraulic limbs for child thalidomide victims, and various computer equipment.

    From Britain,the scientists will fly on the Sweden, Canada then finally the United States. They are particularly interested in seeing new break-troughs in the fields of peaceful nuclear development and antipollution research.

    SYNOPSIS: The University of London was host on Tuesday to a party of seven leading scientists from The People's Republic of China, currently on a tour of the world to study latest Western developments. They are interested particularly in the fields of peaceful nuclear power adaption and anti-pollution devices. In Britain for two weeks, they're official guests of the Royal Society. What the Chinese visitors saw inside the college building did not relate directly to either nuclear power or anti-pollution. Nevertheless they found the University's collection of three-thousand-year old Egyptian remains fascinating.

    In another department, an official explained the latest side for child thalidomide victims...

    University College, London, is a world-leader in the field of research to develop artificial arms and lets for youngsters born limbless after their mothers took the drug thalidomide during pregnancy.

    Professor Chien Wei-Chang, an expert in mechanics and rocketry, tried for himself a highly sensitive artificial arm, worked by electricity and hydraulics.

    The day concluded with a visit to the University's computer and records departments. The next stage of the Chinese delegation's trip will take them to Sweden, Canada, and finally the United States.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD60YH3YI0R5MGZCX3YO7BPLBY
    Media URN:
    VLVAD60YH3YI0R5MGZCX3YO7BPLBY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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