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China, PR / Vietnam Invasion / USSR / Taiwan Issue #502975

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 22, 1979
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(Studio) Contd. China (PR) invasion of Vietnam noted. Unconfirmed items about fighting reported and it is stated that reports are unable to be confirmed. US and USSR statements about USSR reaction mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Report on conditions in Vietnam, with film shown that was taken by Michael Maclear for NBC News. Refugees fleeing combat area compared to earlier refugee flight. Maclear's presence in Lang Son on Tuesday and present battle building in city noted. [MACLEAR - narrates film.] Vietnam leaders' apparent attitude toward invasion and reports from both sides re: casualties mentioned.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) United States request for United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss S.E. Asia problems reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) United States position on S.E. Asia conflicts noted. [UN ambassador Andrew YOUNG - comments.]
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) State Department spokesperson's report to eds.' group that President Carter had voiced US opposition to Vietnam invasion to Chinese vice-premier Teng Hsiao-ping stated. President's remarks to same group outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details given about Carter's address to eds. [CARTER - comments on S.E. Asia and United States military preparedness.] President's warning to Sovs. re: intervention in China-Vietnam conflict noted.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations Committee approval of wording in bill dealing with security of Taiwan, reported Details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Reynolds, Jack;
Valeriani, Richard;
Woodruff, Judy

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