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US-China, PR Rel. / Taiwan Issue / Teng Visit #503109

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 05, 1979
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(Studio) Concern in Congress over possibility that China (PR) will try to solve Taiwan problem by force noted. Carter administration representatives testimony to Senator For. Relations Committee on this issue reported Carter veto threat against any legislature trying to guarantee Taiwan's safety stated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Chinese vice-premier Teng Hsiao-ping's report of successful trip to US in message to president Carter on Teng's departure for home mentioned.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Seattle, WA) Teng's activities in Seattle, include sampling of Coca-Cola, noted. His head cold said to have prevented his appearance at meeting of West eds.; vice-premier Fang Yi reported to have taken Teng's place. Departure ceremony described. [Teng's INTERPRETER - reads statement include remarks about opposition to hegemony by United States and China since 1972 Shanghai Communique.] Plans for Teng to stop in Japan en route to China cited.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

Brinkley, David;
Reynolds, Jack;
Savitch, Jessica

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