NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 29, 1978
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(Studio) Following is 1st of 3 reports by reporter who managed to get visa to Vietnam and reports on power in country
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Hanoi, Vietnam) Warnings of South Vietnam government of massive bloodshed if Communists of North Vietnam took over and lack of evidence that such events have taken place reported Fates of former South Vietnam army officers and makeup of Vietnam army, soldiers from former North Vietnam army and Viet Cong controlled by officers from North, detailed. Sporadic reports of underground opposition to Communists in South noted, and concerns of government with regard to reaction when farms in South are collectivized, in 1980 by plan, cited. Trade between North and South and restrictions on it detailed; concerns of government with regard to unmistakable West influence moving from South while Communism moves down from North stated. Western goods smuggled in from Japan and soldiers' Purchases of them in Saigon to take back to Hanoi noted. Govt.'s attempts to fight Western influence described. Mentioned in report are Hanoi's Reunification Park and Ho Chi Minh.
REPORTER: Don Oliver
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