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United States / China, PR / USSR / Taiwan #58263

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 04, 1979
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(Studio) "Pravda" accusation that United States provided Teng Hsiao-ping platform for USSR attack reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Seattle, WA) [Senator Henry JACKSON - speaks of USSR military growth and expansion.] Teng's visit and accomplishments assessed.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(Studio) Need for Congress backing of US-China (PR) relationship noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting with regard to new bills concerning China (PR) and China (R), especially bill forming American Institution to conduct business and cultural rel. with Taiwan reported Senators Robert Dole and John Danforth mentioned as heading opposition to bill, containing nothing explicit with regard to Taiwan security. Carter administration said favoring Edward Kennedy and Alan Cranston bill with milder pledge of United States protect ion of Taiwan security. [Frank CHURCH - speaks of clarifying United States position with China (PR) at outset of normalization.] Hearings with regard to Leonard Woodcock's nomination as ambassador to China (PR) anticipated.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

Donaldson, Sam;
Laurie, Jim;
Mackin, Catherine

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