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Nixons / China Visit / Politics #487155

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 20, 1976
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(Studio) Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nixon en route to People's Republic of China United Press International says visit to last 8 days. Nixons will arrive Saturday
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Chinese jet picks up Nixons. Tsien Ta-yung from DC liaison office and Peking protocol chief, Chuan-hsien, travel with Nixons. Chinese representatives from Washington, DC wave goodby to Nixons.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

(Studio) Chinese allow 20 American reporters to cover visit. Report on what Nixon may find in China.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(People's Republic of China) Film shows Nixon's February 1972 visit. Trip established dialogue between 2 cntrys. Chairperson Mao Tse-tung invited Nixon to return. Film shows President Ford's December 1975 visit. Ldrship. struggle occurring in People's Republic of China, now. Mao allows attacks on vice-prem. Teng Hsiao-ping, as during Cultural Revolution. February 1976 film shown. Wall posters criticize Teng. Teng enjoys popularity with army. Not known how far army will let things go.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Hong Kong, Japan) Reporter notes questions that may be answered by trip.

(Studio) Nixons take party of 18 with then and there are 12 Chinese stewardesses aboard.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds; John Chancellor

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Chancellor, John;
Reynolds, Jack

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