ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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LAOS- Changes on 30th Anniversary

November 15, 1975 of the tour of a Chinese performing arts troupe in the US. According to the plan agreed upon by the Chinese and American sides, the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries was to send a performing arts troupe on a tour of United States, which was to be hosted by the National Committee on United States- China Relations. The Chinese troupe had made active preparation for this friendship tour. It supplied the US host organisation with its programme, supplementary list and stage photos successively and scheduled its departure for the United States for March 29, But, shortly before the scheduled departure, the US Stale Department demanded that the Chinese side remove from the troupe's supplementary list a song entitled ''People of Taiwan, Our Own Brothers". It asserted that inclusion in the programme of a song referring to the liberation of Taiwan was unacceptable to the US side and set a deadline for the Chinese side to make a reply. Otherwise, it said, it would tell the National Committee on United States-China Relations to postpone indefinitely the lour of the Chinese troupe.

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