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China, PR / Vietnam Invasion #262268

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 1979
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(Studio) Intelligence reports from Tokyo and Bangkok that Chinese bombed sections of Haiphong, Vietnam, noted. State Department's inability to confirm information reported; department spokesperson's statement of other intelligence reports with regard to step-up in USSR supplies to Vietnam mentioned. Main battle lines stated to apparently be between Cao Bang and Lang Son, with Vietnam rushing reinforcements up from Hanoi. Other information about fighting cited. Rare look inside combat area to be shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Scenes from E. German television film of Vietnam military activity around Dong Dang, near Lang Son, described. Film shown. Refugees noted to be heading for Hanoi. Reports from intelligence sources in Bangkok detailed.
REPORTER: Bill Plante narrates

(Studio) China's 1st report to people about fighting in Vietnam noted. Vietnam's claims about numbers of Chinese killed stated; experts' views of these reports given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Peking, China, PR) Details about Chinese government reports to public and limited amount of public response allowed given. Views of diplomats in Peking with regard to China's situation stated.
REPORTER: John Harris

Cronkite, Walter;
Harris, John;
Plante, Bill

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