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Teng Visit #502797

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 01, 1979
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(Studio) Chinese vice-premier Teng Hsiao-ping's departure from Washington, DC for tour of US noted. Controversy over joint communique issued after Teng visit, due to use of word "hegemony," reported Controversy said to concern US-USSR relations, especially with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II. United States hopes to get treaty signed during trip by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev to United States stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Quote from joint communique noted. Significance of Chinese use of word "hegemony," in reference to USSR , reported Details of controversy given.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Reaction to Teng's anti-Soviet statements in Washington, DC noted. Reporter Richard Valeriani's report that USSR ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin had meeting with Secretary State Cyrus Vance at State Department and statement of Soviet news agency Tass reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Moscow, USSR ) Soviet response to Teng's Washington, DC statements, in "Pravda", on Soviet television and in letters from Brezhnev to leaders of some West ntns. with regard to dangers of arms sales to China, noted. Soviet concerns about China's intentions toward Vietnam stated.

(Studio) Teng's trip to Atlanta reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Atlanta, Georgia) Purpose of Teng's visits across United States noted to be bus.-oriented. [Georgia Governor George BUSBEE - comments on potential commerce with Chinese.] Other details of Teng's visit given, include press conf., demonstrations and Chamber of Commerce luncheon. [Teng's TRANSLATOR - reads Teng's comments about world peace and need to oppose hegemony.] Vice-premier's stops at Martin Luther King, Junior's, grave and at Ford Motors assembly plant detailed. Mrs. King and Henry Ford II mentioned. Teng's plans for China's rapid progress cited.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John;
Pell, Gene;
Reynolds, Jack

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