ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 1979
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(Studio) China (PR)-Vietnam conflict reported; Chinese suggestion of peace talks noted. Fighting in Lang Son mentioned. Proposal of meeting with deputy foreign mins. extended by China (PR) to Vietnam embassy in Peking reported Chinese government film with regard to Vietnam-China relationship shown. Opening of United States embassy in China reported; noted to be 1st since 1949.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Peking, China, PR) Report on embassy opening in Peking; presence of 1st 8 American exchange students noted. Film shown. Availability of Coca-Cola only to fors. noted; details given. [Treasury Secretary Michael BLUMENTHAL - gives opening speech.] Deputy chief Stapleton Roy's role in absence of amb. Leonard Woodcock cited. Children of staff members shown singing.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie
(DC) Opening of China (PR) embassy in Washington, DC reported; film shown. Presentation of credentials to President Carter by China ambassador Chai Tse-min shown. [CARTER-comments.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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