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China, P.R. Trip / Ford / Teng #480709

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 01, 1975
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(Peking, People's Republic of China) President Ford is 2nd American President to visit People's Republic of China Report on his arrival.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Peking, People's Republic of China) President and wife receive low-key, cordial welcome. Vice-Premier Teng Hsiao-ping greets them. He runs government in place of Mao Tse-tung and Premier Chou En-lai. American diplomats greet him. Crowds shown on sts. Talks to begin tomorrow. Opening banquet held in Great Hall of the People. Menu described. [TENG - (interpreted) - says continuing contention of Europe bound to lead to new world war, independent of man's will. Cntry. that most jealously preaches peace is most dangerous source of war. Detente rhetoric cannot cover up growing war danger.] White House spokesperson said President expected speech. [FORD - says there is mutual interest in seeing that the world isn't dominated by military force or pressure. Ea. of us will determine policy according to different positions.] Toasts drunk. American spokesperson expects private talks to be more productive. People's Republic of China not happy with detente.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Peking, People's Republic of China) Mao is 82 and Chou, 78, is ill, and Gerald Ford faces re-election. Visit exploratory.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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