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China, PR / Hua / Political Developments #242846

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1976
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(Studio) Hua Kuo-feng officially announced as successor to China (PR) Communist party chrmship. after death of Mao Tse-tung. Govt. announcement from Peking comes amid unconfirmed reports that several radicals, include Mao's widow, Chiang Ching, arrested in apparent purge by Hua's moderates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hong Kong) Mao had unleashed political warfare on China in year before death to keep ideas of Communism alive. On his side were so-called radicals, his widow Chiang Ching, Vice-Chairperson Wang Hung-wen, Vice-Premier Chang Chun-chiao, considered contender for Mao's vacated title and propagandist who helped launch cultural revolution, Yab Chien-ying. Opposing them were supporters of development, not ideology. Power struggle, in offing since Mao's death, must have come sooner than expected, if reports of last 24 hrs. are true re:house arrest of Chiang Ching and 3 comrades after coup attempt. (Chinese television film shown of Hua and Papua-New Guinea Prime Min. Michael Somare on Monday) Mysteries still surrounding Hua's position noted.
REPORTER: Barry Kalb

(DC) Reporter notes predictions of China experts with regard to China relations with United States and USSR .
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Barry;
Kalb, Bernard
Duration:
00:03:20

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