Chinese Foreign Minister Huang Hua met with West Germany Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in Bonn on June 16.
GV EXTERIOR Federal Chancellory, Bonn
SCU Chinese and West German flags on poles
SV Sign of Chancellory
SV INTERIOR Chancellor Helmut Schmidt arrives, seats himself beside Huang Hua ZOOM IN TO Huang PAN TO photographers PAN TO two men and Chinese officials seated
SV Huang and Schmidt PULL BACK TO LV
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Background: Chinese Foreign Minister Huang Hua met with West Germany Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in Bonn on June 16. Diplomatic sources said Mr. Huang had been expected to seek first-hand accounts of recent economic and NATO conferences in his talks with Herr Schmidt and other West German leaders. His talks were also thought to have covered conflicts in Lebanon, the Falkland Islands, Iran-Iraq, Kampuchea and Afghanistan, as well as East-West relations. The West German government wanted to hear from Mr. Huang how much Peking-Washington relations had altered because of tensions over US arms supplies going to Taiwan. Mr. Huang's three-day visit was expected to consolidate the already-sound political and trade relations between China and West Germany. He met with West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, and his schedule contained talks with several opposition leaders.