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Nixon China Trip/Banquet #221667

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 21, 1972
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(Studio) President and Mrs. Nixon have been practicing with chopsticks, and tonight they had opportunity to show skill at elaborate Chinese banquet in their honor.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Peking, China) Entire United States entourage and Chinese counterparts entertained at banquet at Great Hall of the People. Both national anthems played. [Premier CHOU - lauds President Nixon's visit as positive move toward normalization of relations between United States and China. Chou toasts to health of President and Mrs. Nixon and other American guests; and to friendship between Chinese and American peoples, [President NIXON - speaks frankly of differences, but toasts Chairperson Mao and Premier Chou; and friendship of China and United States which can lead to peace for all people in world.

Mudd, Roger

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