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Vietnam Invasion #503006

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 24, 1979
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(Studio) Principle fighting in Vietnam said to center around Lang Son near Friendship Pass. China (Puerto Rico) intentions of forcing fight with Vietnam regular troops cited.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Hong Kong) 2 members of Congress, Elizabeth Holtzman and Bill Lee Evans,reported to have just returned from Vietnam. [EVANS - describes Chinese artillery barrages.] Intelligence reports given.
REPORTER: Mike Chinoy

(Studio) Reports given that China (Puerto Rico) will not withdraw to previously disputed borderline, but to border China recognizes.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Peking, China, Puerto Rico) Peking shown. Lack of interest and knowledge of Vietnam invasion noted. How long USSR can remain out of conflict questioned.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal's arrival in Peking announced.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Peking, China, Puerto Rico) Blumenthal's being greeted by Chinese financial minister Chang Ching-fu noted. Stated that Blumenthal carries message from President Carter with regard to United States position that China should withdraw from Vietnam. Possibility that Blumenthal trip will be viewed by USSR as United States endorsement of Vietnam invasion mentioned.
REPORTER: Irving. R. Levine

Chinoy, Mike;
Levine, Irving. R.;
Reynolds, Jack;
Simpson, Carole

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