NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 18, 1979
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(Studio) Admin. decision to recognize China (PR) recalled. Expectations at that time that USSR leader Leonid Brezhnev would be in Washington, DC for signing of SALT II and later delay of Brezhnev visit reported Film shown. [CARTER - says impression received by administration was that delay was due to China recognition, despite Soviet denials. Discusses: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II and possible connection between its conclude and Brezhnev's United States visit with recognition of China by US; USSR attitude with regard to Vietnam invasion of Cambodia and USSR presence in Ethiopia and elsewhere in relationship to United States view of detente; and quality of life for Taiwan in future, especially in relations with China.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor