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China, PR / Vietnam Invasion / Blumenthal Visit #58230

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's remarks about his conduct of foreign policy, especially re: intervention in conflicts between Communist ntns., apparent reference to China (PR)-Vietnam conflict, reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Reports from both sides in China-Vietnam conflict with regard to fighting noted. Claims by Chinese that Vietnam crossed into its territory north of Lang Son and Vietnam reports of fighting northw. of Hanoi, in upper Red River Valley, detailed. Map and film shown. United States position on Chinese withdrawal from Vietnam said presented to Chinese vice-premier Teng Hsiao-ping by Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal. Teng's news conference cited.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Peking, China, PR) Teng's remarks about Vietnam invasion noted. [TENG - (thru interpreter) compares Vietnam to Cuba.] Other statements by Teng given, incl. his belief that USSR won't intervene. [TENG - comments on size of Chinese forces.] Teng's talks with Blumenthal outlined.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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