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China, PR / United States and Taiwan Issue / USSR and Vietnam-Cambodia Conflict #262432

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 09, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's January news conference statements that United States tried unsuccessfully to get China (PR) commitment to never use force against Taiwan recalled. Report that request was never made noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) White House report that no direct request with regard to no use of force against Taiwan by Chinese was made detailed. Press Secretary Jody Powell's statements noted; Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's instructions on issue, accord to Powell, reported Newspaper article indicating President may have tried to mislead public on this mentioned. Powell's response stated. Likely ramifications of report in Senate, expected to take up Taiwan issue soon, cited. Senator Orrin Hatch's comments quoted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) State Debt. remarks about relations between China and USSR over Vietnam-Cambodia conflict reported Rptd. massing of Chinese troops along border with Vietnam noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Stahl, Lesley
Duration:
00:01:50

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