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

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 1971
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(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

Cronkite, Walter;
Herman, George

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