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US-China, PR Relations #259890

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 01, 1979
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(Studio) Chinese celebrations of establishment of relations between United States and China (PR) reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Peking, China, PR) [Chinese vice-premier TENG Hsiao-ping - (thru translator) toasts President Carter and all Chinese comrades.] Teng's visit to American liaison office detailed. United States disco dancing noted to be part of New Year's Eve celebrations. Teng's changes in China after Mao Tse-tung's death and his hopes and plans for modernization of China outlined.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Report on Washington, DC gathering, hosted by Chinese, to celebrate beginning of relations
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given about raising of Chinese flag in Washington, DC early in morning and reception at converted liaison office in evening. Vice President Walter Mondale's scheduled appearance at new embassy, as protocol equivalent of Teng's appearance at American embassy in Peking, noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Peking's offer for mail, travel and trade links to Taiwan and Taiwan's rejection of it reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Taipei, Taiwan) Taiwan President Chiang Ching-kuo's New Year's address detailed. Other signs of changes in US-Taiwan relations reported President Carter mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

(Studio) Demonstrations both for and against new US-China (PR) relations, in NYC, DC, and San Francisco, reported Films shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Collins, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard;
Kalb, Marvin

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