CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 1979
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(Studio) Senator hearings on President Carter's new China policy noted to concern Taiwan security and trade and cultural relationship issues. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's testimony reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Vance's proposal for use of already-budgeted funds for State Department activity with Taiwan in setting up nongovernment private institution that would take care of future US-Taiwan relationship detailed. Senators' reactions described; Senator Lowell Weicker's remarks stated. [Committee chairperson Senator Ernest HOLLINGS - says if institution is government-funded, it's government-involved. States that giving in on this issue will have to come from President Carter or China (PR).] Senate Foreign Relations Committee approval of Leonard Woodcock as ambassador to Peking reported Senator Jesse Helms' stated plans to hold up Woodcock's confirmation until Taiwan security issue is settled detailed.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
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