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US-China, PR Rel. / Woodcock / Taiwan Security Issue #58329

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 1979
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(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote of approval for Leonard Woodcock's nomination as ambassador to China (PR) noted. Committee discussion of Taiwan security issue reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Woodcock's statements with regard to reasons China won't use force against Taiwan noted. [WOODCOCK - comments on Taiwan issue.] Single vote against Woodcock's nomination reported to come from Senator Jesse Helms; his pledge to try to block full Senator approval of nomination until resolution on Taiwan security issue stated. Details given about resolution introduced by Senators Frank Church, Jacob Javits and Howard Baker in effort to settle issue. Senator John Glenn's refusal to co-sponsor bill because of language cited. Admin.'s initial reaction to resolution and Church's later report of President Carter's attitude in luncheon meeting noted. [CHURCH - comments.] Part of contention between White House and Congress mentioned.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) State Department report on talks with regard to future relationship with Taiwan noted. Vice-premier Teng Hsiao-ping's arrival in Peking from United States and Japan visits reported; film shown. Teng said greeted by Chairperson Hua Kuo-feng.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Mackin, Catherine;
Reynolds, Frank

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