ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 17, 1982
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(Studio) President Reagan reported announcing curbing of arms sales to Taiwan.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(DC) Communique, released both here and in China (PR) at same time, quoted on screen; discrepancy between President's current position and that stated as candidate noted. [August 16, 1980, Ron REAGAN - states his policy.] Reagan mentioned meeting today with Liberian leader [REAGAN - denies caving in on Taiwan issue.] United States said continuing partnership with Taiwan in manufacturer of F-SE fighter plane. [Senators Jesse HELMS, Larry PRESSLER, S.I. HAYAKAWA - criticize President's position.] Reagan's justification for move noted based on China (PR)-USSR relations
REPORTER: Mike Von Fremd
(Peking, China, PR) Reaction here to communique examined; Chinese concessions Preceding President Reagan's announcement listed on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie
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