ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 1972
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(Studio) New York City Chinatown celebrates Chinese new year. Opinions divided on President Nixon's trip to China.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(NYC) Chinese "yr. of mouse", symbolizes blessings, production, and universal harmony. [Chinese-American organization I Wor Kuen, Carolyn WONG - says several issues must be settled before US-China peace: Taiwan and Vietnam, especially] [Chinese store manager, MING CHEN - says talks will lead to more understanding and better relationships.] Maoist newspapers in United States support Nixon's efforts toward China. [Ntlist. Chinese paper, "Chinese Journal" chief editor H.W. HUNG - says trip will weaken Ntlist. Chinese position in United States and elsewhere.] [Free China Students Association Chairperson, T.T. LIU - says Nixon's position is not strong, having sought China permission to visit.]
REPORTER: Glenn Troelstrup