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Communist China / United States Ping-Pong Team Visit #457052

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 13, 1971
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(Studio) 4 Americans tell of being seized by Communist China from yacht near Okinawa, treated courteously, released after 4 days. Communist China admits holding 4 British citizens. 2nd string Communist China Ping-Pong team defeats 1st string United States team in close, polite match.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee

(Peking, Communist China) 18,000 Chinese watch Ping-Pong Match; Americans receive warm, friendly welcome. Premier Chou En-Lai to meet United States Team tomorrow; team also to visit Peking Summer Palace, opera. Thursday Team to fly to Shanghai; Friday Canton, return to Hong Kong Saturday

(Studio) Glenn Cowan allowed to go with rest of team despite long hair. Table Tennis Association decides Cowan's presence might demonstrate Americans are individuals. State Department says Admin. to announce new China trade policy soon, and new policy toward admitting Communist China to UN.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee

Mcgee, Frank;
Rich, John

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