Chinese dignitaries escort President Nixon, First Lady and other delegates within the Forbidden City Ming Dynasty buildings
Beijing China Date:1972, February 25 Duration:2 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
United States President Richard Nixon and First Lady Mrs Patricia Nixon on their tour to People's Republic of China. Chinese military officials and dignitaries escort President Nixon, First Lady and other delegates in the main square of the Forbidden City, home of the Imperial Palaces of the Ming Dynasty. Principal Chinese host is Marshal Yeh Chien-ying, Vice Chairman of the Military Affairs Commission. Many palaces exemplifying Chinese palatial architecture. It is snowing and there is snow on the buildings and grounds. Views include the Meridian Gate, the Hall of Supreme Harmony. President and Mrs. Nixon, Secretary of State William Rogers, and H.R. Haldeman are seen among the large party.
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