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China, PR / Vietnam Invasion #262175

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 1979
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(Studio) Reports that USSR has put army on alert and canceled all military leave noted; lack of indications at present that military involvement is planned as result of China (PR)'s invasion of Vietnam reported China stated to hold thin strip of Vietnam territory and fighting said apparently winding down. Vietnam official's statements cited.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Bangkok, Thailand) (Audio report) Details given of Chinese-Vietnam conflict about 6 mile inside Vietnam territory from Gulf of Tonkin to Red River Valley. Radio Hanoi broadcast heard in Bangkok reported Intelligence sources' report that Chinese attack has been limited and withdrawal should come about soon stated.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

(Studio) Carter administration position with regard to conflict noted. Reporter Bernard Kalb's interview with Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke, who is department's E. Asian affairs expert, shown. [HOLBROOKE - comments on United States position and view of situation in S.E. Asia at present and on potential for USSR involvement and of government hope that Chinese will soon withdraw from Vietnam and Vietnam from Cambodia.] China ` s lack of reports on details about fighting mentioned; background Chinese television report on conflict said monitored in Hong Kong.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Hong Kong) Chinese television film shown. Background of conflict, beginning with ethnic Chinese exodus from Vietnam last summer and accord to Chinese reports of conflict, given.
REPORTER: Paul Byers

(Studio) Cuban government denunciation of Chinese invasion quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Byers, Paul;
Collins, Peter;
Rather, Dan

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