NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 1984
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(Studio) Playing China (PR) against USSR noted key part of United States foreign relations since Richard Nixon's 1972 China trip; President Reagan reported reiterating that concept today.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Honolulu, Hawaii) Reagan's remarks here prior to leaving for Guam en route to China examined; films shown. [REAGAN - calls for joint US-Sino venture against expansionist aggression.] Current size of Soviet fleet in Pacific mentioned; change in Reagan's approach to US-China relations since his 1980 attacks on Jimmy Carter over issue cited. Nuclear agreement and tax treaty and cultural and trade agreements said scheduled to be signed during President's Peking visit; his anticipated meeting with Deng Xiaoping considered. [REAGAN - praises US-China relations] Domestic political benefits of trip for President explained.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace