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US-China, PR Relations / Schlesinger Trip #496906

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 05, 1978
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(Studio) Energy Secretary James Schlesinger's trip to China (PR) described.

(Peking, China, PR) Is noted that Schlesinger wasn't empowered to discuss normalization, but that agreement of sorts reached to keep open possibility of United States aid to China in development of energy resources. Schlesinger's meeting with Chairperson Hua Kuo-feng reported; details given. Chinese view of Schlesinger in light of his past jobs described. Discussion between Schlesinger and Hua of world trouble spots like Africa and Mideast stated. [SCHLESINGER - reports limited discussion of future relations between US and China.] United States officials' comment that Chinese don't seem as preoccupied with threat from USSR as they did last year mentioned. Chinese concerns about modernizing nation by year 2000 cited.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Hart, John;
Oliver, Don

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