Search the Archive

Nixon China, P.R. Trip / Announcement Reactions #218004

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 1971
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Most cntrys. approve of Nixon trip announcement; South Vietnam and Ntlist. China object to visit.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Ntlist. China ambassador James C.H. SHEN - doesn't think action kind 1 ally should take toward another without consultation; thinks trip will have adverse effect on Ntlist. China, people on Chinese mainland; says it's feather in cap for People's Republic of China leaders]
REPORTER: George Herman

(Studio) Congmen., United Nations Secretary General U Thant and Canada Prime Min. Pierre E. Trudeau react to announcement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Senator Hubert H. HUMPHREY - thinks, if President Nixon uses office to promote peace and` security throughout world, price for his re-election small.] [Senator Hugh SCOTT - thinks President Nixon improving relations with People's Republic of China at steady speed.] [Senator James West FULBRIGHT - says President Nixon has chance to improve relations with Congress by consultation on problems of renewing relations with People's Republic of China] [TRUDEAU - pleased by Nixon trip announcement; thinks world coming to understand People's Republic of China, can't be isolated from world affairs.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - hopes trip will result in more favorable settlement of Vietnam War.] [Senator Peter H. DOMINICK - says too early to tell whether trip to aid Vietnam war negotiations or just exercise in personal diplomacy.] [Senator Vance HARTKE - says, if Nixon can go to People's Republic of China, for peace, can go to Paris, France, to stop Vietnam War.] [Senator John G. TOWER - believes Nixon owes American people explanation of reasons for trip.] [W. Averell HARRIMAN - thinks American people deserve more information about purpose of trip.] [UN Secretary General U THANT - says announcement opens new chapter in international relations]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) People's Republic of China, radio quotes chairperson Mao Tse-tung, after Nixon announcement, calling on people of world to unite to defeat US aggressors.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Herman, George
Duration:
00:07:50

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.