ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 22, 1973
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(s) United States and China issue joint communique announcing desire to normalize relations
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(White House) [President adviser Henry KISSINGER - says as sign of good will China will release 2 American military men, Phillip Smith and Robert Flynn, shot down over China after straying from North Vietnam.] Kissinger says United States and China will set up trade missions in Peking and Washington, DC to serve as informal embassies. US cannot formally recognize China because still recognizes Republic of China. [KISSINGER - says North Vietnam reconstruction money not a payoff to keep peace.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
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