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Backgrounder (US-China, PR, Relations) #527180

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 03, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan's upcoming trip to China (PR) noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Peking, China, PR) Course of US-China relations in recent years and China's reluctance to whole-heartedly embrace full normalization with US examined in detail; films shown. China's perception of its border ntns. and United States explained; Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's recent visit here and announcement of United States military equipment and high tech sales to China discussed. Continuing issue of Taiwan in US-China relations examined. [Henry KISSINGER - feels USSR is a more important issue to both United States and China than is Taiwan.] Implications of tentative courtship between Peking and Moscow for US considered.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Palmer, John

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