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China, PR / Vietnam Invasion / Woodcock Confirmation #503040

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 26, 1979
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(Studio) China (PR) vice-premier Teng Hsiao-ping noted to have stated hopes that China's invasion of Vietnam won't take longer than did 1962 invasion of India. Update on fighting in Vietnam, with activity around Lao Cai, in Red River Valley and near Lang Son. Some Vietnam forces reported to remain uncommitted around Hanoi.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Report on military activity and civilian evacuation in area Lao Cai, which Chinese have now captured.
REPORTER: Jim Upshaw

(Peking, China, PR) Report on Chinese government's apparent attitude toward war and that of USSR . E. European sources' reports on Soviet view of Chinese position and of effect of conflict on Japan and United States noted.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) Senator confirmation of Leonard Woodcock as ambassador to China reported; details given. Chinese reaction to Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal's comments on invasion of Vietnam during toast at state dinner on Sunday noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Reynolds, Jack;
Upshaw, Jim

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