- Title: JERUSALEM: CHINESE FM LIV ZHAOSING VISITS HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL IN JERUSALEM
- Date: 21st June 2005
- Summary: (BN08) JERUSALEM (JUNE 21, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. SLV CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER LI ZHAOXING ENTERING YAD VASHEM'S 'THE HALL OF REMEMBRANCE' 0.10 2. CU SIGN READING 'DACHAU' STAMPED ON FLOOR, PAN UP TO LI IN HALL 0.16 3. SLV LI STRENGTHENING THE SYMBOLIC FIRE ALWAYS BURNING IN THE CENTRE OF THE HALL 0.28 4. MCU LI AND HIS ENTOURAGE STANDING IN HALL DURING REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY 0.35 5. SLV LI LAYING WREATH ON FLOOR 1.00 6. SLV LI EXITING HALL FOR TOUR AROUND 'YAD VASHEM' MUSEUM 1.13 7. SV LI APPROACHING MUSEUM' VISITORS BOOK 1.23 8. CU LI'S HANDS TURNING PAGES OF BOOK, PAN TO LI'S FACE 1.30 9. SV LI WRITING DEDICATION IN BOOK 1.36 10. MCU WOMAN WATCHING LI 1.40 11. SV LI SHAKING HANDS WITH MUSEUM OFFICIAL 1.44 12. MCU (English) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER LI ZHAOXING, SAYING: "I found that people of different ethnic groups, people of different nationalities and country origins, did have common historical background and sufferings. So it's (unintelligible) and hard mission for all of us, with history as a source of wisdom, to work forward hand by hand, heart to heart, for lasting peace of the world, and for common progress of mankind." 2.28 13. SV LI SHAKING HANDS WITH MUSEUM MANAGER 2.34 14. SLV LI'S CONVOY LEAVING MUSEUM 2.46 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 6th July 2005 13:00
- Location: JERUSALEM
- Country: Israel
- Reuters ID: LVA4MNIHGH0EWX0XMGLUCZXY474F
- Story Text: Chinese FM Zhaoxing visits Holocaust memorial in
Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing visited
Jerusalem's Holocaust memorial on Tuesday (June 21) during
an historic three-day visit to the region, signalling
China's support of Middle East peace making.
"I found that people of different ethnic groups, people
of different nationalities and country origins, did have
common historical background and sufferings. So it's a hard
mission for all of us, with history as a source of wisdom,
to work forward hand by hand, heart to heart, for lasting
peace of the world, and for common progress of mankind," Li
told reporters after his tour of the newly inaugurated
museum in Jerusalem.
During his visit to the region Li has met Israeli and
Palestinian officials and expressed China's willingness to
take an active role in supporting the peace process.
Li's visit was overshadowed by a row between Israel and
its U.S. ally over Israeli arms exports to China, some of
which the Pentagon fears could tilt the balance of power
and make it hard to defend Taiwan, deemed a renegade
province by Beijing.
Israel publicly apologised to the United States on
Sunday (June 19) over the arms exports to China that have
drawn criticism from Washington.
The dispute has strained security ties between Israel
and the United States, its main ally and provider of about
$2 billion USD in annual defence aid, at a time when it
seeks U.S. assistance to help implement its planned
withdrawal from Gaza.
Commenting on the arms dispute ahead of her trip to
Israel and the Palestinian territories, Rice said Israel
should be "sensitive" to U.S. concerns on arms sales to
China particularly given its close defence cooperation with
Washington torpedoed Israel's multi-billion dollar sale
of Phalcon strategic airborne radar systems to China in
2000, citing concerns it could upset the regional balance
Li said China expects to double its burgeoning
bilateral trade with Israel by 2008 from its current
volume, estimated at $2.4 billion USD to $2.5 billion USD
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