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Teng Interview #56414

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 31, 1979
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(Studio) Interview with Chinese vice-premier Teng Hsiao-ping by network anchor-people, Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Jim Lehrer and self noted by anchor. Film shown. Questions given. [TENG - (thru interpreter) discusses Taiwan situation and possibility for peaceful solution; USSR threat and Chinese view of United States position on this; outlook for assurances to US that he will remain in authority and his policies will continue] Teng's comments on Vietnam-Cambodia conflict, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II and Iran reported 1st official USSR reaction to Chinese visit said to come out in commentary set to be published in Thursday edition of "Pravda"; details given. Pravda's reference to "Time" magazine interview statements by Teng about Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II cited; White House response noted. Upcoming special broadcast, "America and China: New Beginnings", reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank

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