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M/53 16 March 1973

. APPOINTED FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Whitlam, announced

today that the Australian Government had given its agreement to

the appointment of Mr Wang Kuo-ch'uan as the People’s Republic

of China’s first Ambassador to Australia. ·

Mr Wang was born in 1911. He was Governor of Jehol.

Province until his appointment in 1957 as Ambassador to the German

Democratic Republic, a position which he held for six and a half

years. In 1964, he became Ambassador to Poland where it is

understood that he took part in the Ambassadorial-level talks

between the United States and China. He was a deputy to the Third

National People’s Congress and is currently President of the

Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

Mr Wang is married. · · ·