• Short Summary

    The Canadian Government imposed conditions of top security at Montreal airport when the first Diplomatic Mission to Canada of the Chinese People's Republic arrived at Montreal airport.

  • Description

    The Canadian Government imposed conditions of top security at Montreal airport when the first Diplomatic Mission to Canada of the Chinese People's Republic arrived at Montreal airport. These scenes were shot despite police efforts to discourage filming.

    The film shows one Chinese transferring from one diplomatic car to another, as the original car had apparently broken down, perhaps because of extreme cold.

    It was so cold in Montreal that the cameraman shooting this film for Visnews had to stop filming in extreme difficulty, with a frozen camera.

    SYNOPSIS: The 11 members of the new mission to Canada of the People's Republic of China flew into Montreal on Sunday under conditions of top secrecy imposed by the Canadian Government. These scenes were shot in spite of Police efforts to discourage filming. Heading the Chinese mission is Charge d'Affaires Mr. Hsu Chung-fu, who will serve in Ottawa until the Spring, until a full ambassador is appointed. Mr. Hsu is China's first official envoy to Canada since the two countries re-established diplomatic relations last November. In October Canada appointed Mr. John Macleod Fraser as Charge d'Affaires in Peking, and he has been preparing the mission in China for Canada's full ambassador. China now has diplomatic relations with 46 countries, including eight in Western Europe. The country has slowly emerged from its isolationist shell since the Communist party congress in April last year, signalled an end to the upheavals of the Cultural Revolution. Nearly thirty ambassadors have returned to their posts after being recalled to Peking during the upheavals, an China is reported to be planning to appoint an ambassador to the Soviet Union, which recently sent one to Peking.

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    Film ID:
    VLVANB1CKZKBEWMPFUCNVD3IXA0A
    Media URN:
    VLVANB1CKZKBEWMPFUCNVD3IXA0A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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