February 21 - Beijing


“There are some Ainu who were apprehensive about what they would be able to say about ‘the Ainu people’ during the visit to China, but during their first meeting on the 16th, the Ainu delegation expressed a consensus that, ‘Although the concept of Ainu ethnicity as a unified group has not yet been established, we hope that this exchange and study with Chinese ethnic minorities will be a first step toward developing a concept of Ainu’” (Anutari Ainu, Vol. 6-7, January 20, 1974, pp.1-2).