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Chinese Politics / Mystery #487057

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 13, 1976
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(Studio) Acting defense minister of People's Republic of China, rptdly. replaced ailing 73 year old marshal according to UPI. Likely power struggle occurring in People's Republic of China Teng Hsiao-peng ran China while Premier Chou En-lai alive.
REPORTER: , John Chancellor

(People's Republic of China) Teng seemed to be in charge during Ford's December visit; Chou was in hospital and died after Ford left country
REPORTER: John Chancellor (narrates)

(Studio) Posters attacked Teng after Chou's death. New acting premier is Hua Kuo- feng; he and Mao Tse-tung from same province.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(People's Republic of China) Giant group picture taken at Great Hall of the People in D.c. Teng appeared to be top man. Acting premier not in photo.
REPORTER: John Chancellor (narrates)

(s) Reporter quotes Winston Churchill on the enigma of USSR and comments on mystery of People's Republic of China
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, , John;
Chancellor, John

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