• Short Summary

    Chinese Premier Chou En-lai arrived in Rangoon, Burma, Apr 15, for a four-day official visit, before going on to Delhi, for border discussions with Indian Premier Nehru.

  • Description

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    LV People at Rangoon airport
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    CU Spectators
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    LV Plane taxis in
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    LV Premier U Nu and Gen.Ne Win towards plane
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    LV Chou En-lai leaves plane
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    LV Chou En-lai greeted
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    SV PAN..Chou En-lai and party across airfield
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    SV DITTO
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    CV Guard of Honour
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    SV PAN..Chou En-lai and officials arrive at Pandal
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    SV Girls by water filled canoes
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    SCU Chou En-lai greeted
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    SV Girls by canoes
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    CU Official party seated
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    LV Girls throw water over boys at barrier
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    SV Official party replace boys at barrier
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    LV DITTO
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    SV Chou En-lai and officials into lorry
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    SV Lorry Leaves
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Chinese Premier Chou En-lai arrived in Rangoon, Burma, Apr 15, for a four-day official visit, before going on to Delhi, for border discussions with Indian Premier Nehru. At the airport to greet him, and Chinese Foreign Minister Marshal Chen Yi, was Burma's Prime Minister U Nu.

    In his welcoming speech the Burmese leader said, "We welcome you as an old friend whose great contribution towards Sino-Burmese friendship and understanding is already a matter of history". Replaying, Chou En-lai said that friendly relations between the two countries were developing smoothly because of the joint efforts of both sides.

    Chou En-lai's arrival had been put forward a day so that he could take part in the Burmese New Year celebrations. As he left the airport about 3,000 girls from the - governing - Union Party, pelted him with flowers, shouting, "long live Chou En-lai".

    Later the two Prime Ministers took part in Burma's water throwing Festival, - a symbolic ceremony denoting a wish for prosperity. Several people were hurt when the police were forced to push back the huge crowd, gathered to watch the fun.

    On the evening of his arrival the Chinese Premier and his party were the guests of Burma's Army Chief General Ne Win, at a dinner given in their honour. The Chinese and Burmese Prime Ministers met for talks, Apr 16. One of the main topics in the discussion is thought to be the Burmese-Chinese border agreement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAECEHDBRTLR1F1FT50QUCR6J7P
    Media URN:
    VLVAECEHDBRTLR1F1FT50QUCR6J7P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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