A crowd of ten thousand packed Peking's Great Hall of the People on Sunday 11 July for a rally marking the tenth anniversary of the singing of the Sino-Korean Treaty of friendship, Co-operation and Mutual Assistance.
MS Portraits of two leaders (Mao and Kim 11 Sung)
LS Crowd applauding
MS Chou En Lai and Korean delegates
MUC Other Chinese and Korean delegates (2 shots)
MS Crowd applauding
MCU Korean delegate speaking
CU Chou En Lai listening
MCU Other Chinese and Korean delegates listening (2 shots)
MCU Another Korean delegate speaking
CU Chou En Lai and others applauding (3 shots)
MS Chinese and Korean delegates with banner
MS Delegates cheering (2 shots)
LS Delegates cheering
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Background: A crowd of ten thousand packed Peking's Great Hall of the People on Sunday 11 July for a rally marking the tenth anniversary of the singing of the Sino-Korean Treaty of friendship, Co-operation and Mutual Assistance. Official guests at the rally were members of a Communist Party and Governmental delegation from the Democratic Republic of Korea. The delegation was led by Kim Jung Rin who joined China's Premier Chou En Lai and other top-ranking officials on the main rostrum.
Moves to improve relations between China and North Korea began late in 1969. Chou En Lai extended liaison between the two countries with a visit to North Korea in April 1970, and since then ties have continued to strengthen. This official film, made available by Peking Television, shows the rally in progress and the exchange of large embroidered silk banners as a measure of continued friendship and goodwill.
SYNOPSIS: Portraits of Mao Tse Tung and Kim II Sung dominated the Great Hall of the People in Peking a week ago when a special mass rally was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Sino-Korean Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation and Mutual Assistance. A crowd of ten thousand packed the huge Hall, at the People's Palace.
The New China News Agency reports that many of the speakers at the rally stressed the great significance of the day in the annals of relations between the two countries. The treaty, the speakers said, had consolidated in legal form the "blood-cemented" friendship between their peoples, and was playing an important role in ensuring the common security of China and North Korea and in defending peace in Asia and throughout the world.
The rally was organised by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party as part of a week's festivities marking the Treaty anniversary.
An exchange of large embroidered silk banners, bearing slogans of friendship and hope for the future, brought prolonged applause from the vast crowd. Relations between China and North Korea have strengthened considerably during the past two years. This official film was supplied by Peking Television.