ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 10, 1976
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(Studio) Official mourning for Mao Tse-tung begins Saturday, but thousands already show mourning has started. Public demands for further purges of Mao's opponents made; most outspoken is Shanghai Communist committee with attack on former Vice Chairperson Teng Hsiao-ping.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Hong Kong)Expressions of grief in Peking noted. (Film shown.) Uncertainty of future by neighboring cntrys. noted; in Tokyo, Japan, officials concerned with regard to Sino-Japanese friendship treaty, still unconcluded; Hong Kong concerned with successor to Mao and close relations between Hong Kong and China (P.R.); in Bangkok, Thailand, officials concerned with regard to balance of power between China (P.R.) and USSR in SE Asia. (Films of mourners in each city shown.)
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara
(Taipei, Taiwan) Effects of Mao's death in Taiwan noted. [WOMAN - says it's good news to people here.]
REPORTER: Jim Bennett
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