NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 03, 1979
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(Studio) Reputation as center of learning held for years by Peking Univ., its change to center for propaganda with cultural revolution and Chinese plans to return its focus to learning reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Peking, China, PR) Chinese students' views of normalization with US, esp. with regard to changes in study habits and accommodations, noted. [PEOPLE - comment.] Peking Univ.'s past as ideological battleground reported; changes described. Univ.'s reputation and ties with US, include Harvard, stated. Purging of educational opportunities during cultural revolution cited; students' excitement about educational prospects in post-normalization period mentioned.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds