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Southeast Asia / United States Laos Aid / Vietnam-China, PR Relations #54193

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1978
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(Studio) State Department announcement of planned United States humanitarian aid to Laos, 1st since Communist takeover there, reported Troubles facing Vietnam in long range plan to resettle part of population detailed; effect on ethnic Chinese in Vietnam and resulting dispute within Communist world stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Recent reports from China (PR) about alleged forced resettlement of Chinese living in Vietnam and numbers of these people fleeing to China outlined. Canton television films shown. History of Chinese presence in Vietnam given. American suspicions of Chinese aiding North Vietnam during Vietnam war and present Peking reports that Chinese in Vietnam are mistreated more than ever reported Films shown. Vietnam-Cambodia war mentioned and fact that China supports Cambodia, USSR supports Vietnam; situation of Chinese in Vietnam caught between factions in regional power struggle between Moscow and Peking stated.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank

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