• Short Summary

    Chinese Premier Hua Guafeng told Japanese Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira on Tuesday (27 May) that North Korea is not about to intervene in politically unsettled South Korea.

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    GV: Plane taxiing on runway with cameramen filming arrival. (2 shots)
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    SV: Chairman Hua down plane steps and is greeted (2 shots)
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    GV: Crowd waving from airport balcony. Chairman Hua waves, enters car and drives off. (3 shots)
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    GV AND ZOOM INTO: Emperors Palace as Chairman Hua walks from building as crowd looks on (2 shots)
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    Chairman Hua receives guard of honour and bows to Chinese and Japanese flags. (2 shots)
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    TOP VIEW: Chairman Hua shakes hands with members of government
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    GV INTERIOR: Chairman Hua with Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira (3 shots)
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    Background: Chinese Premier Hua Guafeng told Japanese Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira on Tuesday (27 May) that North Korea is not about to intervene in politically unsettled South Korea. Mr. Hua is in Japan on a six-day state visit seen as cementing friendly relations between China and Japan.

    SYNOPSIS: The Chinese leader arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday (27 May) accompanied by Vice-Premier Gu Mu and Foreign Minister Huang Hua.

    Japan and China decided to go ahead with the state visit despite the parliamentary defeat of Japanese Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira on 18 May. Japanese electors go to the polls again next month. The situation in Korea is expected to be high on the agenda when the two leaders meet. Mr Ohira wants china to use its influence on North Korea to avoid making the situation in South Korea and worse.

    Japanese officials have already expressed concern about potential intervention from the North.

    One of Chairman Hua's first calls was at the Emperor's palace, for formal welcome before the talks began. During the first two hour session, Mr Hua voiced strong criticism of Moscow. Government sources quoted him as saying the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan was a deliberate move based on Soviet world strategy. He praised Japan's Olympic boycott and Japan's decision to increase aid to Pakistan. He suggested that the United States should not push Iran into the Soviet camp by taking "oppressive steps" such as military action - a view shared by Mr Ohira.

    Chairman Hua is expected to urge Japan to build up its military strength to meet what China sees as a growing Soviet threat to stability in Asia. Its a delegate issue for Mr Ohira. Some Japanese reports suggest he will try to keep a low profile on the defence issue until the elections on June 22. The two leaders are to hold further talks on China's economic development and trade with Japan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE8VDOI9CLLL0DHA47F23DKV41
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8VDOI9CLLL0DHA47F23DKV41
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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