Premier of the People’s Republic of China (1921–2008) who served from 1976–1980; he was eventually outmaneuvered by Deng Xiaoping, who forced him into early retirement. Hua is generally remembered as a benign transitional figure in modern Chinese political history. Attractive glossy 7 x 5 photo, signed by Hau in black felt tip in Chinese. Photo also bears an autopen signature of Helmut Schmidt. In fine condition, with some minor spots of silvering to a select few dark areas of the photo. Accompanied by a 1980 letter of transmittal from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This fantastic photograph was captured October 23, 1979, during a round of talks between the two nations in Bonn, Germany. That year, China and Germany entered into an agreement allowing China to study the German system of DIN norms and standards and transfer it to China; as a result, early 1980s Chinese product standards closely followed those of Germany. An extremely rare Chinese autograph desirably substantiated by official documentation. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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