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China, PR / Vietnam Invasion #58068

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 1979
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(Studio) Update on situation with China (PR) invasion of Vietnam.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Hong Kong) (Audio report) Reports that China (PR) is pulling back from area of invasion along border with Vietnam detailed. Vietnam's reports that it has won major victories over Chinese&experts' doubts of these claims, due to known Chinese military superiority, mentioned. Chinese vice-premier Teng Hsiao-ping's comments in Peking with regard to invasion noted.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(Studio) USSR reaction to Chinese action reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) United States view of S.E. Asia situation stated. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's mtg. with Soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin mentioned. Chinese invasion noted to be minor consideration on United States list of concerns. President Carter's expected change in focus of Atlanta speech on Tuesday, from Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II to discussion of Iran issue, assassination of United States ambassador to Afghanistan and his recent Mexico trip, reported.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Laurie, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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