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Nixon China, P.R., Trip / Announcement Reactions #218035

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 18, 1971
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Broadcast Joined at 5:31:30 Roger Mudd (DC)

(DC) Ntlist. China most vocally upset by announcement of Nixon's trip to People's Republic of China,; USSR perhaps most silently upset; Asian ambs. to meet with State Secretary William P. Rogers; Pope Paul VI says trip may change face of earth.
REPORTER: George Herman

(Studio) Britain announces will vote for admission of People's Republic of China to UN; South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu hopes trip will lead to Vietnam War peace; Thieu shown campaigning for re-election in Saigon, South Vietnam, suburb.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Saigon, South Vietnam) South Vietnam Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky campaigning for upcoming President election. [Ky - foresees improved US-People's Republic of China, relations affecting whole world; expects trip to lead to peaceful solution of Vietnam War soon; thinks People's Republic of China, can affect North Vietnam policy.]
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) Communist negotiators at Paris peace talks interested in Nixon's trip to People's Republic of China
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Paris, France) Nixon's trip may lead to Vietnam War settlement negotiated at Geneva-style conference on Indochina.
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer

(Studio) Associated Press reports President adviser Henry Kissinger traveled to People's Republic of China, under assumed name with foreign passport to arrange trip; Kissinger says trip must result in both sides gaining something.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Dunning, Bruce;
Herman, George;
Kalischer, Peter;
Mudd, Roger

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