President Nixon and his party, including William Buckley, visit the Forbidden City Ming Dynasty palaces in the snow
Beijing China Date:1972, February 25 Duration:2 min 31 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 officials and dignitaries escort President Nixon, First Lady and other delegates among temples of the Ming Dynasty in the Forbidden City. Main host is Marshal Yeh Chien-ying, Vice Chairman of the Military Affairs Commission. Chinese people walk outside the temple. Members of the American delegation wearing fur coats talk and smile outside the temple. Close views of an animated William F. Buckley making some funny expressions for the camera while standing in the snow near one of the palaces. Close views of artwork on a palace façade, and of one of the thrones in a palace. President Nixon talks to Chinese people near the temple. Secretary of State William Rogers standing near him. The area under a thick snow cover.
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