(hsinhua)--chou en-lai, premier of the state council, change his-jo, president of the chinese people's institute of foreign affairs, chiao kuan-hua, vice-minister of foreign affairs, and wang kuo-chuan, a Leading member of the chinese people's association for friendship with foreign countries, met and had a cordial and friendly conversation here this evening with american friends now visiting peking.
Chou En Lai greets Americans (also other Chinese officials)
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Background: (hsinhua)--chou en-lai, premier of the state council, change his-jo, president of the chinese people's institute of foreign affairs, chiao kuan-hua, vice-minister of foreign affairs, and wang kuo-chuan, a Leading member of the chinese people's association for friendship with foreign countries, met and had a cordial and friendly conversation here this evening with american friends now visiting peking.
Present were american friends koji ariyoshi, george wald, john mccook roots and jack belden, and members of the delegation of u.s. committee for a new china policy margaret fung, robert e. gomperts, peter jenkins, marshall kaplan, thomas manton and his wife, isnwer ojha, richard pfeffer, john rothschild, daniel tretiak and his wife, and ernst winter.
Present were leading members and staff members of chinese departments concerned hsiung hsiang-hui, feng hsuan, shen chien, tang ming-chao, chang wen-chin, wang hai-jung, chou pei-yuan, chou chiu-yen, peng hua, ling ching, ma chio-chun, cheng chi-hung, ti wen-wei, yueh tai-heng, pan chun, tsui chi, lan tzu-an, wang hsi, cheng hung-chuan, hsien li-fu, peng ti, chi chao-chu, chang han-chin, tang wen-sheng, sheng, shen jo-yun, hu hung-fan, lin chen, hsing chiang, shen yi, tang hising-po, yang hsiu, yun yu-lin, wang cheng-shu, Lin shang-chen, hua chun-to, chao chun-sheng and hu feng-nsien. End item sining, january 30, 1972 (hsinhua) -- over 7,000 emancipated tibetan serfs on the chinghai plateau are building an irrigation canal on 1,000 square kilometer of arid grassland in the revolutionary spirit of self reliance and hard struggle.
they belong to three people's communes on the eas??? banks of the yellow river in cringhai province, north china. They have already completed two-thirds of to ??? kilometer-Long canal which is to wind across 41 mou??? slopes and 39 gullies. When the project is complete over 7,300 hectares of grassland will be irrigated ??? another 3.300 hectares will be reclaimed to develop farming.
A tributary of the yellow river flows through the grassland, but in ravines over 200 meters deep. Ri??? water could not be led to irrigate land.
inspired by the great leader chairman mao's call "in agriculture, learn from tachai", the tibetan co??? members proposed to build a canal in the upper reac??? of the tributary in 1965. But they were turned down of the influence of the renegade liu shao-chi's cow??? revolutionary revisionist line.
the great proletarian cultural revolution shatter revisionist line and cleared the way for the people build the canal. They put forward this proposal a ??? in 1968 to the new county revolutionary committee, gave full support and sent five technicians to hel??? them. The project started in june that year.
Difficulties cropped up at the outset. The fi??? problem was how to get lime. sixty-year-old tsanl thought to himself: "i used to be a serf, but now i have become a master of the country. Chairman m??? called on us to take the tachai road. I must do m??? share for the revolution by building up the meili for five days he roved the mountains and finally f??? limestone. He then proposed to the leadership the ??? be made locally and a plant was set up.