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Vietnam Invasion / China, PR #262139

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 17, 1979
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(Studio) Invasion of Vietnam by China (PR) announced.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Hong Kong) Invasion described and called a punitive action. Chinese TV film shown. Cambodian war mentioned.
REPORTER: Paul Byers

(Studio) United States reaction to invasion given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) President Carter said to have ordered meeting of Vice President Walter Mondale, national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, Air Force chief of staff David Jones and others to discuss Vietnam invasion. [Hodding CARTER - says United States opposes both Vietnam invasion of Cambodia and Chinese invasion of Vietnam.] Teng Hsiao-ping mentioned. USSR mutual defense agreement with Vietnam cited.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) United Nations atmosphere reported calm.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Vietnam and China (PR) ambs. meeting with Secretary General Kurt Waldheim reported China's mentioning of negotiations of boundary questions noted.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) No official comment on invasion by USSR reported, but Soviet television did air a Vietnam statement against China (PR).
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Byers, Paul;
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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