A declaration establishing diploetic relations between The People's Republic of China and Japan was confidently expected after a visit by the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Kakuei Tanaka, to Chairman Mao Tse-tung in Peking on Wednesday (27 September).
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Background: A declaration establishing diploetic relations between The People's Republic of China and Japan was confidently expected after a visit by the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Kakuei Tanaka, to Chairman Mao Tse-tung in Peking on Wednesday (27 September).
The declaration was expected in a joint communique to be signed after four days of talks between Mr Tanaka and the Chinese Prime Minister, Chou En-lai.
Mr Tanaka's visit to Chairman Mao came before the final negotiating session and apparently set the seal of approval on a new relationship between Chine and Japan after many years of estrangement.
Chairman Mao received Mr Tanaka at his more in Peking's "Forbidden City", In a 90-minute meeting, the conversation was reported to have ranged over food, Buddhism and literature.
SYNOPSIS: The Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Kakusi Tanaka, drove into Peking's "Forbidden City" on Wednesday night to meet Chairman Mao Tse-tung. The historic meeting climaxed Mr Tanaka's visit to Peking to work out a new relationship between Japan and The People's Republic of China.
The mood of approachment ended years of hostility between China and Japan.
Chairman Mao and Mr Tanaka met for ninety minutes in the Chinese leader's house. A Japanese Cabinet spokesman said Chairman Mao, who is seventy-eight, looked "very-healthy".
The meeting came before the final negotiating session between Mr. Tanaka and the Chinese Premier, Chou En-lai. Politics were not discussed. The Japanese spokesman said Chairman Mao and Mr. Tanaka chatted about food, Buddhism and literature. Chairman Mao gave Mr Tanaka six volumes of Chinese writings, including a book of poems by Chu Yuan.
The meeting appeared to set the seal of approval on the restoration of diplomatic relations between. The People's Republic of China and Japan. A formal announcement was expected in a communique to be issued after Mr Tanaka's final session with Mr Chou. The communique was also expected to get out Japan's new policy toward Taiwan.