UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjold, visits Premier Chou En-Lai, in Peking, China, to seek release of imprisoned airmen.
Peking China Date:1954, December 30 Duration:2 min 7 sec Sound:Yes
Chinese officials at an airfield. A DC-3 passenger aircraft taxis in and parks. UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold hurries down steps of the aircraft and is greeted by Chinese officials. Hammarskjold shakes hands with many of them, and then drives off in a car. The Secretary General is on a mission to secure the release of fifteen American fliers being held by the Chinese, who do not consider them Prisoners of War to be repatriated, following the Korean War. He is seen later at a dinner reception in a hall with many Chinese officials in attendance. Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai and Secretary General Hammarskjold spend considerable time conversing, with help of translator. They toast with several other officials, and appear to have a relaxed and pleasant meeting.
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