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US-China, PR Rel. / Teng Visit / Senate Debate #262364

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 05, 1979
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(Studio) Chinese vice-premier Teng Hsiao-ping's remarks about US visit,preparatory to departure, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Seattle, WA) Departure ceremonies at Boeing Field in Seattle detailed; Teng's head cold mentioned. His address outlined, include mention of President Carter's upcoming trip to China. [TENG - (thru interpreter) comments.] Vice-premier's remarks about USSR reported Effect of Teng's visit from Chinese and American pts. of view described. Issues mentioned are Taiwan, potential for US-China trade, and United States detente with USSR , include attempts to conclude arms control treaty.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Report on debate in Senate Foreign Relations Committee with regard to Carter's China policy.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Senate hearing noted to be for purpose of discussing possibility of passing official warning to Peking against using force against Taiwan. [Defense Secretary Harold BROWN - says China not now capable of mounting effective air and sea invasion of Taiwan.] Statements of State Department spokesperson Warren Christopher reported [Senator Jacob JAVITS - comments.] Apparent committee plans to add security language to administration proposed legislature dealing with future trade and cultural relationship with Taiwan stated; possibility this won't please President Carter and Peking leaders mentioned.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Kalb, Bernard;
Mudd, Roger

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