A Chinese parliamentary delegation, led by Madame Deng Yingchao, widow of former Chinese Prime Minister Chou en Lai, was in Paris on Wednesday, (11 June) on a one-week visit.
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Background: A Chinese parliamentary delegation, led by Madame Deng Yingchao, widow of former Chinese Prime Minister Chou en Lai, was in Paris on Wednesday, (11 June) on a one-week visit. Included on its itinerary was a call at the Elysee Palace.
SYNOPSIS: Madame Deng a courtesy call of French President Giscard d'Estaing as leader of a delegation from the Chinese National People's Congress. Now aged 77, Chou en lai's widow in vice-chairman of the NPC standing committee. She ad her delegation are in France at the invitation of the French National Assembly and its President, M. Jacques Chaban-Delmas.
The delegation arrived by air on Monday (9 June). During its seven day stay, the Chinese group will also visit lyons and Strasbourg, where it will pay a visit to the European Parliament and meet member from European nations.
After her meeting with President Giscard, Madame Deng stressed the many links which exist between the French and Chinese people. She also made reference to current Soviet policies in Africa, Asia and elsewhere, and was critical of the expansionist programmes no being embarked upon by the Moscow regime. Madame Deng also said she and her delegation were looking forward to exchanging views on current affairs with their opposite numbers in both the French and European parliaments. Such exchanges, she said, were important in solidifying relations between the Chinese People's Republic and the French nation.
Among other meetings scheduled for the Chinese party were appointments with Prime Minister Raymond Barre and the Mayor of paris.