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China, PR / Blumenthal Visit / Vietnam Invasion #503023

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 25, 1979
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(Studio) Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal's comments to Chinese hosts re: China (Puerto Rico) invasion of Vietnam quoted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Peking, China, Puerto Rico) Details given about remarks made at banquet for Blumenthal, hosted by Chinese finance minister Chang Ching-fu in Great Hall of the People. Toasts, supposedly to concern trade rel., reported to turn into respective comments on China's invasion of Vietnam and potential consequences. [BLUMENTHAL - comments.] Carter administration's view of situation with potential for Soviet entrance into fighting described.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Chinese vice-premier Wang Chen's statement that Chinese troops won't move into Red R. delta in Vietnam, where Hanoi is located, given. Contd. lack of information inside China on fighting reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Peking, China, Puerto Rico) Conditions in Peking with regard to public comment on fighting in Vietnam described. Chinese fear of USSR detailed; Vietnam invasion said result of that fear, Vietnam-USSR treaty and Vietnam's invasion of Cambodia.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

Levine, Irving R.;
Reynolds, Jack;
Savitch, Jessica

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