U.S. Vice President Lyndon Johnson in Taipei, Formosa, May 15, was cheered by an estimated?
LV PAN..Plane arrives
SV PAN..Vice President and Mrs Johnson down steps from aircraft
ANGLE V..Sign 'Taipei Airport'
SV Vice President and wife greeted by Chen Cheng
STV PAN..Vice President and wife meet officials
TV Motorcade through street, crowds surge forward
SV Johnson leaves car, shakes hands with people lining street
TV PAN..Motorcade on way
SV Johnson waves from car
TV Motorcade through crowded street
SCU Johnson with Pres. Chiang Kai-Sheck at dinner
SV Mrs Johnson and Madame Chiang
SV Johnson and wife and Madame Chiang
SV Johnson and Chiang
TGV Thousands of cheering students greet Johnson on balcony of City Hall
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Background: U.S. Vice President Lyndon Johnson in Taipei, Formosa, May 15, was cheered by an estimated crowd of over 100,000 dancing, singing, and flag-waving Chinese as he rode in an open car with Formosan Vice President Chen Cheng along the five-mile route from the airport to the city centre.
It was the biggest welcome so far on the 53-year-old Vice President's tour of South and South-East Asia, to cover 28,500 miles in two weeks.
Vice President Chen headed the entire Cabinet to greet Mr Johnson, who is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Formosa since the change in the U.S. administration.
Later, Vice-President Johnson was guest of honour at a State banquet given by the 73-year-old Chinese Nationalist leader, President Chiang Kai-Shek.
Mr Johnson declared at the banquet that the United States had no intention of recognizing Communist China and remained opposed to her admission to the United States.
Mr Johnson left for Hong Kong, May 15, then to Thailand, India and Pakistan.