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US-China, PR Relations #72210

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 19, 1981
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(Studio) USSR criticism of improved US-China (PR) relationship reported include denouncement of administration's decision to lift ban on arms sale to China. China's warning to United States with regard to continued relationship with Taiwan mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Manila, Philippines) Peking's blast at United States said not related to reports that United States was secretly monitoring USSR missile activity from base in China; vice chairperson for foreign affairs noted unexpectedly meeting with Secretary State Alexander Haig with regard to President Reagan's remarks during earlier news conf. [Tuesday, REAGAN - says his sentiments about Taiwan and Taiwan Relations Act are unchanged.] Impact of president's remarks on Haig's party cited. Haig's statement to Association of S.E. Asian Ntns. with regard to situation outlined; films shown.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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