Chinese Chairman Hua Guofeng arrived in Munich on Friday (26 October) on the last stage of his one-week visit to West Germany.
GV Train pulling into station, Chinese Chairman Hua Guofeng being greeted by West German opposition Conservative Party leader Franz Josef Strauss
SV Mr. Hua greeting Chinese and West German officials
GV Chairman Hua waving to crowds as he walks in street
GV German band playing as Chairman Hua and officials watch
GV Chinese flag draped from building, as Chairman Hua walks past band (2 SHOTS)
GV Crowd watch as Chairman Hua's motor-cade drives off
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Background: Chinese Chairman Hua Guofeng arrived in Munich on Friday (26 October) on the last stage of his one-week visit to West Germany. Chairman Hua travelled from Stuttgart by special train and was met by Conservative opposition leader and Bavarian state Premier Franz Josef Strauss. After his two-day stay in Munich, Chainman Hua will continue his four-nation Western European tour and leave for Britain where he was scheduled to stay for six days.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Strauss greeted the Chinese leader with a specially prepared phrase in Chinese - "A warm welcome to Bavaria". Although the two men hold widely differing political ideas, they agree firmly on one issue: their anxiety about the Soviet Union. During his West German tour, Chairman Hua has been restrained in his anti-Soviet stance, to save the Bonn government any embarrassment. He has said that he envisaged a unified Germany but left what observers saw as his most contentious remarks about Soviet influence until he arrived in Munich. During a luncheon, Chairman Hua accused the Soviet Union of moving towards world domination.
Apart from private negotiations with Mr. Strauss, Chairman Hua also visited the opera, an electronics factory and a department store. He stayed at Mr. Strauss' official residence, the Prinz Carl Palace. When Chairman Hua toured the ultra-modern Siemens plant he tested the firm's new telephone dialling system and had a minute-long conversation with an astonished employee of the Chinese Embassy in London.