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Nixon China Trip/US Banquet #19482

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 25, 1972
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(Peking, China) President Nixon gives dinner for Chinese leaders in Great Hall of the People.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Peking, China) Nixon's reciprocal banquet for Premier Chou En-Lai featured. Premier Chou and Vice Chairperson Military Affairs Cmsn., seated at head table. Atmosphere said stiffer than at Chou's dinner for Nixon Monday night. [NIXON - toasts Chairperson Mao and Premier Chou in hope for peace.] California wine in President glasses, brought from US, used in toasts. [CHOU - says talks with Nixon have brought clearer understanding of differences between United States and China; that China will work for normalization of relations.]
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

Reasoner, Harry;
Tuckner, Howard

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