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    Chi Peng-Fei is the new Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, taking over from Chen Yi who died on 6 January.

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    Chi Peng-Fei is the new Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, taking over from Chen Yi who died on 6 January. On Thursday (20 January) the New China News Agency named Chi Peng-Fei as Foreign Minister when it listed officials Present at a performance by a Japanese theatrical group in Peking on Wednesday.

    Chi had been in effective charge of the Foreign Ministry since 1969, when Chen Yi disappeared from the public scene apparently because of ill-health, but had only been referred to as acting Foreign Minister since early last year.

    Chi is China's third foreign Minister after Chou En-Lai and Chen Yi. Unlike his predecessors, he holds no senior position in the Chinese Communist Party. Born in 1910, he was appointed Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1955.

    This VISNEWS library film, from Peking Television, shows Chi greeting a delegation from Pakistan in November of last year. Arriving in Peking, the delegation was led by the then Chairman of the people's Party, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto--now President of Pakistan.

    During last month's Indo-Pakistan war, Chi was prominent in voicing China's strong anti-India Line.

    SYNOPSIS: The Pakistan delegation was led by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto--now President of Pakistan. Chi Peng-Fei was prominent in voicing China's strong anti-India line, during last month's Indo-Pakistan war. He accused India of expansionism and working with the Soviet Union to annex the eastern wing of Pakistan.

    Born in 1910, Chi Peng-Fei took part in the historic long march in 1934 And 19356, when the Communists were resisting the Chiang Kai-Shek government. Chi became Ambassador to East Germany when the Communists came to power, and was appointed Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1955. He had been in effective charge of the Foreign Ministry since 1969, when Chen Yi disappeared from the public scene apparently because of ill-health.

    The official disclosure of Chi's new post came on Thursday, when the New China News Agency named him as Foreign Minister in a list of officials present at a theatrical performance in Peking. Chi is china's third Foreign Minister after Chow En-lai and Chen Yi.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAW6FXAZVY9EVSDJM9EW68WZEM
    Media URN:
    VLVAW6FXAZVY9EVSDJM9EW68WZEM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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