• Short Summary

    The Chinese Premier Hua Guofeng has called on Japan to help China foil "expansion schemes and provocation of war by aggressors".

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR Official guest house in Tokyo.
    0.03

    2.
    GV INTERIOR & SV Breakfast hall panning to Chinese Premier Hua Guofeng. (2 SHOTS)
    0.19

    3.
    SV ZOOM TO SCU Former Japanese Premier Tanaka.
    0.30

    4.
    GV EXTERIOR Chinese and Japanese flags outside Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira's official residence.
    0.34

    5.
    SV PULL BACK TO GV INTERIOR Two leaders, Chairman Hua and Prime Minister Ohira taking seats.
    0.40

    6.
    SCU PAN FROM Premier Hua TO Vice-Premier Gu Mu.
    0.46

    7.
    SCU Japanese Prime Minister Ohira PAN TO Vice-Premier Okita.
    0.51

    8.
    SCU PAN FROM Chinese Vice-Premier Gu Mu TO Japanese Vice-Premier Okita signing documents.
    1.07

    9.
    SV Ohira making speech PULL BACK TO toast.
    1.23

    10.
    GV ZOOM SV Four leaders touch glasses.
    1.30

    11.
    GV Banquet hall.
    1.34

    12.
    SCU Emperor Hirohito making speech. He sits down as Chairman Hua applauds together with guests. (3 SHOTS)
    1.55

    13.
    GV & SCU Premier Hua speaks. (2 SHOTS)
    2.13

    14.
    GV Dragon dance.
    2.24




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    Background: The Chinese Premier Hua Guofeng has called on Japan to help China foil "expansion schemes and provocation of war by aggressors". It was a clear reference to the Soviet Union, although Chairman Hua, who is on an official five-day visit to Japan, avoided mentioning Moscow by name. He was speaking at a dinner given by the Japanese Prime Minister, masayoshi Ohira, on Wednesday (28 May).

    SYNOPSIS: The second day of the Chinese Premier's visit began with a breakfast meeting with a former Japanese Prime Minister, Kakuei Tanaka. During their discussions, Chairman has again spoke about China's relationship with Moscow. Sino-Soviet talks have been suspended since November 30.

    Mr. Tanaka was told by the Chinese Premier that China had no intention of resuming talks with Moscow unless Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan.

    Chairman Hua has already held two private meeting with Japan's Premier, Mr. Ohira, who faces a general election on June 22.

    The Chinese leader is accompanied on his trip by Vice-Premier Gu Mu, while Japan's caretaker-leader has had the support of his deputy, Mr. Okita.

    The respective deputies signed a Sino-Japanese scientific and technological agreement. Japanese government officials dismissed as speculation a press report that the agreement might involve nuclear generation technology and uranium ore development. Moscow has suggested that China aims to tap Japanese technology for military purposes. China also pledge a stable supply of oil to Japan. But details were left for further discussion, as was a Japanese promise to provide up to 245 million dollars in loans for various Chinese development projects.

    The strengthening ties between China and Japan were emphasised at a banquet, hosted by Emperor Hirohito on Tuesday night (27 May). It was held at the Imperial Palace. During the visit, the Japanese have promised continued support for China's modernisation efforts. But at the same time Japan has received a promise from the Chinese leader not to intervene in the touchy domestic issue of defence.

    It is thought that Chairman Hua has told Mr. Ohira his country has no intention of interfering in Japan's efforts to increase its defence capabilities. Japan, which has a no-war constitution, has been under pressure to boost its defence following the Soviet military intervention Afghanistan and developments subject in Japan - especially in election year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8793UELOYRPQZSNPGSZDEI6Z1
    Media URN:
    VLVA8793UELOYRPQZSNPGSZDEI6Z1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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