NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 02, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze and China's foreign affairs minister Qian Qichen reported planning summit between Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese officials. Report introduced.
(Beijing, China: Keith Miller) Progress reported being made toward normalization of relations between USSR and China; details given, scenes shown from mtg. in Beijing, China (Puerto Rico). USSR reported ending support of Vietnam's occupation of Cambodia; USSR withdrawal from Afghanistan mentioned. Background information given with regard to poor relations between USSR and China; Nikita Khrushchev and Mao Tse-tung mentioned. [Institution of Soviet and E. European Studies spokesperson XU Kui - comments on renewed USSR -Chinese relations] Shevardnadze shown at Great Wall. Impact of improving USSR -Chinese relations upon United States discussed.
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