NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 1973
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(Studio) Improving Chinese-American relations object of Henry Kissinger's trip to Peking. Tomorrow 2 cntrys. will issue joint communique on results of Kissinger mission. Trade will doubtlessly be discussed in communique. US recently sold China cotton shipment.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Galveston, Texas) 25,000 bales cotton going to China. Are part of 400,000 bale sale of cotton to China. United States cotton industry was in dump; this will help. [Cotton dealer Dan DAVIS - says didn't know cotton was to go to China when transaction began. Destination was listed as Liverpool. Feels shipment will help balance of payments and cotton industry.] China doesn't want publicity about the buy.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs