• Short Summary

    After a week of talks with his Japanese opposite number, the Secretary-General of the French Communist Party, M.

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    GV Conference room
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    CU Marchais answering questions.
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    MV Newsmen writing (2 shots)
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    CU Marcdhais speaking and answering questions as people look on (3 shots)
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    GV Conference
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    Background: After a week of talks with his Japanese opposite number, the Secretary-General of the French Communist Party, M. Georges Marchais, held a news conference at which he expressed concern about China's anti-Soviet foreign policy. He gave the news conference in Tokyo on Saturday (10 April) shortly before he left to return to France.

    M. Marchais said that Chian had taken an extremely strong anti-Soviet policy line in which they had described Moscow as the prime enemy of the socialist block. He accused China of denouncing every step toward detente and peace.

    He also denounced China's support of "expanded" United States military involvement in Western Europe, military integration of western European nations, and "revanchists" in West Germany.

    "These Chinese policies run counter to our stand and that of peace-loving workers" said Monsieur Marchais.

    He agreed that the French Communist Party disagreed with the Soviet Party on two issues - social democracy and France's external policy. But he did not think it would hamper solidarity between them.

    On the international Communist movement, he said that as more countries turned socialist, the more diverse would be the opinions in the movement. Recently the French Party adopted a series of measures to unite its policies from the orthodox Soviet line.

    M. Marchais' visit to Japan was at the invitation of the Japan Communist Party, and most of his week was taken up with talks with the Chairman of the JCP, Mr. Kenji Miyamoto. The two party leaders issued a joint communique on Saturday in which they named American imperialism as their common enemy, and reaffirmed their intention to achieve power by democratic means in coalition with socialists.

    SYNOPSIS: After a week of talk with his Japanese opposite number, the Secretary-General of the French Communist Party, M. Georges Marchais, held a new conference in Tokyo on Saturday. During the conference he expressed concern about China's anti-Soviet foreign policy.

    He said that China had taken an extremely strong anti-Soviet policy line, in which they had described Moscow as the prime enemy of the socialist bloc. He also accused China of denouncing every step toward detente and peace.

    Monsieur, Marchais also denounced China's support of expanded United States military involvement in western Europe, military integration of Western European nations, and revanchists in West Germany. He said the Chinese policies ran counter to the French Communist stand and that of all peace-loving workers. He agreed that the French Communist Party disagreed with the Soviet Party on two issues - social democracy and France's external policy.

    He did not think, however, that it would hamper solidarity between them. He said that as more countries turned socialist, there would be many more diverse opinions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE04A16Y48N6XYC1N3MA0XK24Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAE04A16Y48N6XYC1N3MA0XK24Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
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    N/A

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