Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau ad his wife arrived in Peking on October 10 for an official visit at the invitation of the Chinese Government.
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Background: Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau ad his wife arrived in Peking on October 10 for an official visit at the invitation of the Chinese Government.
Among the welcomers at the airport were Premier of the State Council Chou En-lai, Vice-Premier Teng Hsiao-ping, Vice-Chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee Ngapo Ngawang Jigme, Chairman of the Peking Municipal Revolutionary Committee Wu Teh and Vice-Foreign Minister Han Nien-lung
A solemn welcoming ceremony was held at the airport.
Accompanied by Premier Chou En-lai, Prime Minister Trudeau reviewed a guard of honour composed of men of the ground, naval and air forces of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
the thousands of people gathering at the airport expressed their warm greetings to the distinguished Canadian guests by dancing and singing.
Also at the airport were diplomatic envoys of various countries to China.
Then Prime Minister Trudeau drove to the Guest House in the company of Premier Chou En-lai.
China and Canada established diplomatic relations in October, 1971. On the third anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Canada, Peking citizens feel particularly glad of Prime Minister Trudeau's visit to China. They wish the present visit a complete success.