- Title: CHINA: US SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL ARRIVES ON SECOND STOP OF ASIAN TOUR
- Date: 24th October 2004
- Summary: (W4) BEIJING, CHINA (OCTOBER 24, 2004) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SCENES) 1. SLV JOURNALISTS WAITING FOR POWELL 0.05 2. CLOSE OF PHOTOGRAPHERS 0.10 3. WIDE SHOT OF AIRPORT/OFFICIALS 0.15 4. SLV U.S. AMBASSADOR CLARK RANDT TALKING TO CHINESE OFFICIALS 0.19 5. VARIOUS U.S. PLANE ARRIVING/TAXIING ON RUNWAY 0.30 6. CLOSE OF US FLAG ON TAIL OF PLANE 0.35 7. WIDE OF STEPS BEING PLACED INTO POSITION 0.40 8. POWELL COMING OUT AND WAVING HANDS/WALKING DOWN 0.53 9. POWELL WALKING AND GETTING INTO CAR 1.04 10. SLV OF CARS BY PLANE 1.09 11. WIDE OF PLANE 1.13 12. WIDE OF MOTORCADE/ CONVOY MOVING OFF 1.19 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 8th November 2004 12:00
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Reuters ID: LVA4TAQ3PVTQ21A2GSZ5KV63TUNU
- Story Text: U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell arrives in
Beijing on his second stop on an Asia trip to discuss the
North Korean nuclear crisis and Taiwan.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in
Beijing on Sunday (October 24) for talks with China's
leaders on North Korea and Taiwan.
Powell headed to China after holding talks in Japan.
In Tokyo, Powell said there was still time to resolve a
nuclear crisis with North Korea through six-party talks
despite Pyongyang's refusal to resume the negotiations.
Powell, in the region to prod negotiating partners to
exert pressure on the reclusive state, pledged to deal
urgently with the crisis and seek a new strategy to break
the current impasse.
The six parties to the talks -- North and South Korea,
the United States, Japan, China and Russia -- have met
three times but failed to meet for a fourth round planned
for September on scrapping Pyongyang's suspected nuclear
Powell will meet Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing,
President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday
(October 25), with Taiwan also expected to top the agenda.
North Korea has demanded the United States drop what it
sees as a confrontational policy aimed at ousting its
The United States has repeatedly vowed not to attack
North Korea also said on Friday ((October 22) it will
not return to the talks unless the United States discusses
South Korea's nuclear experiments and improves its June
proposal by offering direct aid as an incentive for
Pyongyang to scrap its programmes.
Powell's chances of luring North Korea back to talks
are limited by the uncertain outcome of the Nov. 2 U.S.
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