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US-China, PR #56011

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 01, 1979
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(Studio) Details with regard to new dip. relations between United States and China (PR) reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Flag raising at China (PR) embassy shown. Afternoon reception filmed. [Ambassador CHAI Tse-min - speaks with reporter with regard to ideological differences, through interpreter.] Reception at Chinese embassy reported Walter Mondale and Cyrus Vance said heading United States representatives at party Anti-climactic nature of occasion noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Report on Peking celebrations.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Peking, China, PR) Champagne toasts filmed. Teng Hsiao-ping and Leonard Woodcock shown. Benefits to China (PR) noted. Social changes, include New Year's Eve dance, reported.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Laurie, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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