NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 22, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan's linking of United States and China (PR) concerns over USSR aggression, presented during Hawaii stopover en route to China, outlined.
REPORTER: John Palmer
(Honolulu, Hawaii) Significance of Reagan's China trip in light of his past Pro-Taiwan, anti-communist public stmts. examined; political benefits to him during elec. year as well noted. Reagan's criticism of Jimmy Carter's approach to China recalled. [1980, REAGAN - pledges to restore governmental relations with Taiwan if elected President] Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang's White House visit in January recalled occasion for Reagan to claim Taiwan is part of China. Tax treaty, cultural agreement and possible nuclear understanding noted focus of President's visit; aide Michael Deaver's orchestration of trip mentioned. [REAGAN - hopes trip will continue reconciliation process.] Richard Nixon's China trip recalled.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
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