ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 26, 1980
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(Studio) No, of Chinese politicians, all said favoring modernization, reported appointed to head various ministries.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Peking, China, PR) Mao Tse-tung's death in 1976 recalled; film shown. China's efforts to remove Mao's influence, including signs and portraits, examined; films shown. Rationale for changes, based on ratification of new leaders, outlined; new premier Zhao Ziyang said basing his rule on Yugoslavia's government Details given; Deny Xiaoping mentioned. Implications for average citizen of Mao's downgrading discussed.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie
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