China's Foreign Minister Huang Hua said on Thursday night (19 June) that expansion and aggression were threatening world peace -- but he did not mention the Soviet Union.
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Background: China's Foreign Minister Huang Hua said on Thursday night (19 June) that expansion and aggression were threatening world peace -- but he did not mention the Soviet Union. Mr Huang arrived in Bonn that day for talks with his West German counterpart Hans-Dietrich Genscher after visiting Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
SYNOPSIS: After his meeting with Mr Genscher, the Chinese Foreign Minister was due for talks with West German. Chancellor Helmut Schmidt before flying on to Paris. Sources in the Bonn Foreign Ministry said the timing of Mr Huang's visit -- coming less than two weeks before a visit by Chancellor Schmidt to Moscow -- was considered a little inopportune by West Germany.
During his talks with Mr Genscher, China's Foreign Minister recalled a warning by Chinese Prime Minister Hua Guofeng in West Germany last year that the actions of "hegemonists" would make the world situation more tense and unstable in the nineteen-eighties. He said eight months had passed since then and international developments -- particularly the tense situation in southwest Asia and in the Persian Gulf area -- had strengthened that conclusion. In Copenhagen earlier that day, Mr Huang Hua urged the creation of a global strategy to check Soviet expansion and aggression. Both Afghanistan and Iran have been on the agenda of his talks in western Europe.