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United States Rel. With China, PR and USSR / Teng Visit / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) II #58095

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 02, 1979
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(Studio) Chinese vice-premier Teng Hsiao-ping's visit to Texas reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Houston, Texas) Houston Mayor James McConn's gift presentation to Teng noted. Demonstrations at Teng's hotel reported Houston said to have once been named sister city to Taipai, Taiwan. Teng's tour of Johnson Space Center detailed. Videotape shown, courtesy NASA. Astronaut Alan Bean stated to have been guide for part of tour and space shuttle commander Fred Haise to have aided his participation in simulated shuttle flight. Chinese space program described; satellite launched some time ago cited to have played revolutionary song, "The East is Red."
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(DC) Teng's successes in having opportunities to engage United States in China's modernization and to state his position with regard to USSR noted. Report is on USSR reaction to visit and United States officials attempts, from Secretary of State Cyrus Vance down through ranks, to counteract this and get Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II signed. Dangers in Carter administration not having time to sell treaty to Senator outlined.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel


(Studio) Death of rock singer Sid Vicious, whose real name was John Simon Ritchie, in NYC's Greenwich Village of apparent heroin overdose detailed. Murder chgs. against Vicious mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Koppel, Ted;
Laurie, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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