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China, PR / Vietnam Invasion #58130

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 1979
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(Studio) United States plans to request that United Nations debate all aspects of Vietnam's invasion of Cambodia and China (PR)'s invasion of Vietnam noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Uncertainty with regard to rpting. on Chinese-Vietnam fighting described. All sources reported to agree that major battle develops near Vietnam city of Lang Son.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Peking, China, PR) Known details about conflict between China and Vietnam given, include indications that battle is about to begin at Lang Son, Vietnam. Info. received by reporter while returning from Canton stated. Chinese government film shown. Officials in Peking reported to say nothing of war's progress.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(Studio) Reports from Vietnam sources and from Japanese reporters in Lang Son area noted. E. German television film shown. East Germany's alliance with USSR and thus with Vietnam mentioned; film reported to allegedly show Vietnam wounded in pre-invasion battles. Other views of analysts outside China stated. USSR chgs. of US involvement in planning invasion and reported Soviet military activity in area cited.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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