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Nixon Trip / China, P.R. #41757

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 17, 1976
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(Studio) Democratic national chairperson Robert Strauss says President Ford should ask former President Richard Nixon to cancel trip to People's Republic of China If not, Strauss says President should tell People's Republic of China, Nixon has no official standing. Nixon due in People's Republic of China Saturday
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Clemente, California) Visit to signal Nixon re-entry on world stage. Background given. White House briefs Nixon with regard to China developments since death of Chou En-lai. CIA sends Nixon daily bulletins. Film of 1972 trip shown. Timing of trip said coincidental. People's Republic of China, regards Nixon as important world figure and will treat him as such. Nixons to travel in People's Republic of China, airliner, 1st ever flown to United States. Mao Tse-tung to receive Nixon. United States newsmen to cover visit, implying Chinese consider it important event. Occurrence of trip on eve of New Hampshire primary noted; called reminder of friendlier days between United States and People's Republic of China
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Wall posters in Peking indicate power struggle within People's Republic of China, government Posters attack unrepentant capitalist roaders; directed at Teng Hsiao-ping, recent acting prime minister "People's Daily", newspaper, carries stories. Showdown between moderates and hard-liners expected.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Scali, John
Duration:
00:03:10

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