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May, 1975

ITINERARY OF VICE PREMIER DENG XIAOPING'S VISIT TO FRANCE FROM 12 TO 17 MAY 1975

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    Itinerary for the visit of Deng Xiaoping, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, to France. Deng's visit includes meetings with Prime Minister Jacques Chirac and Foreign Minister Jean Sauvagnargues, as well as visits to a farm outside Paris and the Phenix nuclear reactor in Marcoule.
    "Itinerary of Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping's Visit to France from 12 to 17 May 1975," May, 1975, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, la Courneuve (MAE), Série Asie-Océanie, Sous-série Chine 1973-1980 (AO), 2174. Archival Reference Code (“Côte”): 752INVA/2174. Obtained and translated for CWIHP by Martin Albers and included in CWIHP e-Dossier No. 45. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/118645
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Visit to France by Monsieur Deng Xiaoping Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China

Itinerary of the visit from 12 to 17 May 1975

(p.2) People accompanying the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China

M.QIAO GUANHUA, Minister of Foreign Affairs

M.ZHENG TUOBIN, Director at the Ministry of Foreign Trade

M.ZHU ZHUANXIAN, Director of the Protocol Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Madame JI ZONGHUA, Assistant Director of the Department for West European Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

M.LI JINGHUA, Assistant Chief of the Interpreting Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

M.WANG RUILIN, Secretary

M.WANG ZHANGYI, Assistant Chief of the Department of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Madame ZHANG HUIFEN, Physician

M.WEN ZANGMIN, Physician

M.ZHANG BAOZHONG, Personal assistant

M.WANG SHOUYUAN, Secretary

M.YANG GUIRONG, Interpreter

M.XU DAIJIA ZHENG TABIN N, of the Protocol Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

M.LIAN ZHENGBAO, Secretary

Madame LIU ZHUN’AN, Medical assistant

M.WANG FUZHONG, Personal assistant

M.DU XIUXIAN, Journalist/Photographer of the New China News Agency

M.YU GUANGHUA, TV- Journalist/Photographer

M.WANG GUANGLONG, TV- Journalist/Photographer

(p.3) Program for Monday, 12 May 1975

11.00h            The Plane of the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China stops in front of the VIP terminal of the Airport Orly.


M. DENG XIAOPING, followed by M. QIAO GUANHUA and the main members of his delegation is welcomed at the airport by the Prime Minister, accompanied by M.SAUVAGNARGUES, Minister of Foreign Affairs, by M. ZENG TAO, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to France, M. Claude ARNAUD, Ambassador of France to China, by M.Jean VAUDEVILLE, Prefect of Val de Marne, and by M. Jean-Paul ANGLE, Chief of Protocol.

The Prime Minister leads M. DENG XIAOPING to the flag. The personal assistant of the Vice Premier accompanies them....

The national anthems are played.

M. DENG XIAOPING and M. CHIRAC, accompanied by General Jean FAVREAU, Military Governor of Paris, inspect the honor guard...

(p. 5) Program for Tuesday, 13 May 1975

Visit TO the Palace of Versailles

Meeting at the Elysée Palace

Dinner offered by the President of the Republic at the Elysée Palace in honor of the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China

p. 6 Program of Wednesday, 14 May 1975

Visit TO an agricultural holding

9.25h             M. Jean-Francosi DENIAU, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Agriculture arrives at the Hôtel Marigny

9.30h             M.DENG XIAOPING, accompanied by M. DENIAU, leaves the Hôtel Marigny for the heliport at Issy les Moulinaux. After arrival, all passengers board the helicopters to leave for the farm of M. PIGEON in Aubigny.

Transfer by helicopter flying over numerous sites in the region of Paris.

10.15h             Landing near the farm buildings. M. DENG XIAOPING is welcomed by M.PIGEON, owner of the farm.

Visit to the farm holding.

11.50h             M. DENG XIAOPING, accompanied by M. DENIAU, leaves the farm to return to Paris by helicopter to the heliport of Issy les Molineaux and then by car to the Hôtel Marigny where M.DENIAU takes his leave.

Meeting at the Elysée Palace

(p.7) Program of Thursday, 15 May 1975

Departure from Paris to Lyon

9.55h             M. Michel PONIATOWSKI, Minister of State and the Ministry for the Interior arrives at the Hôtel Marigny

10.00h             M. DENG XIAOPING, accompanied by M.PONIATOWSKI, leaves the Hôtel Marigny to go to Orly Airport (VIP terminal)

10.20h             Upon arrival, the passengers board the Caravelle

10.30h             Take off to Lyon

11.30h             Arrival at the Airport Lyon-Satolas

M.DENG XIAOPING is welcomed by M. DOUEIL, Prefect of the Region Rhône-Alpes, and greeted by local personalities.

RECEPTION AT THE TOWN HALL OF LYON

M.DENG XIAOPING, accompanied by M.PONIATOWSKI, leaves the airport to go to the town hall where he is welcomed by M.PRADEL, Mayor of Lyon

12.00h             Reception at the town hall. Speech by M.PRADEL

VISIT TO THE FACTORIES OF BERLIET

15.45h             M.DENG XIAOPING, accompanied by M.PONIATOWSKI, leaves the Prefecture for the factories of Berliet

16.00h             Arrival at the factories of Berliet, where M. DENG XIAOPING is welcomed by M.VERNIER-PALLIEZ, CEO of Automobiles Berliet.

Visit to the facilities.

(p. 8 )

17.30h             M.DENG XIAOPING, accompanied by M. PONIATOWSKI, leaves the factories of Berliet for the airport of Lyon-Satolas.

18.00h             Take off of the Caravelle for Nîmes.

18.35h             Arrival at the airport of Nîmes-Garons, where M.DENG XIAOPING is welcomed by M.DELAUNAY, Prefect of Gard, and greeted by local personalities.

M.DENG XIAOPING and M.PONIATOWSKI, as well as the French and Chinese personalities accompanying them, board the helicopters for Baux-de-Provence.

19.00h             Arrival of the helicopters. Check-in at the Hostellerie de Baumanière.

DINNER AT THE HOSTELLERIE DE BAUMANIERE

20.00h             Intimate dinner, in the presence of M. PONIATOWSKI as well as M.SOMVEILLE, Prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône, and of a limited number of other French personallities.

(p. 9)

Program of Friday, 16 May 1975

VISIT TO THE VILLAGE DES BAUX

9.00h             M. DENG XIAOPING, accompanied by M.PONIATOWSKI, leaves the Hostellerie de Baumanière to go take the car to the village of Baux.

9.50h             The delegation leaves the village of Baux to take the car to the landing ground of the helicopters.

10.05h             take off of the helicopters to Marcoule.

VISIT TO THE FACILITIES AT MARCOULE AND OF THE PHENIX REACTOR

10.30h             Landing of the helicopters in Belvédère de Marcoule. Welcome by M.DELAUNAY, Prefect of Gard, and by M.GIRAUD, Member of the Board of Directors of the Commisariat à l’Energie Atomique.

Overview presentation of the center’s installations by the director of the center.

Tour of the installations by car, to the Phénix Reactor. Visit to the Phénix Reactor.

12.15h             After the visit, M.DENG XIAOPING, accompanied by M.PONIATOWSKI, takes the car to Belvédère to return to Orange by helicopter.

RETURN TO PARIS

12.45h             Upon arrival at the airport of Orange, the delegation boards the Caravelle.

13.00h             Take off of the Caravelle

Lunch onboard.

14.30             Arrival at Orly Airport (VIP terminal)...

(p.10)

RECEPTION AT THE TOWN HALL

...

DINNER AT THE CHINESE EMBASSY OFFERED BY THE VICE PREMIER OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

...

p.11 Program of Saturday, 17 May

Free morning (possibly a walk in the city).

Private lunch.

14.00h             Take off of the plane of the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China.