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Nixon Visit / China, P.R. / Reactions #487180

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 23, 1976
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(Studio) Ex-pres. Richard Nixon meets with Chairperson Mao Tse-tung.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Peking, People's Republic of China) Acting premier Hua Kuo-feng toasts Nixon and denounces USSR and detente. [HUA (translated) - says danger of new war growing as result of world rivalry.] Teng Hsiao-ping not at banquet. [NIXON - says future of world relations depends on US-China relations] China wanted another chance to warn world of Soviet expansionism.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) White House accepts Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's view that they will hear Nixon when he gets back. Press Secretary Ron Nessen says Nixon can convey anything significant to State Department Nixon says some believe signing statement would bring instant peace. Could be slap at Ford admin. for signing Helsinki accord. Kissinger says inconceivable Nixon would attack United States policy while in China.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

Newman, Edwin;
Reynolds, Jack

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