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Reagan / China, PR Trip #89699

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 29, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan's preparations for Shanghai visit mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Xian, China, PR) Reagan's tour of Xian's archaeological burial vaults of Emperor Qin Shi Huang and protective terra cotta army featured; films shown. [REAGAN - comments on flourishing capitalism in China.] His and Nancy's tour of open market here said staged for Republican party camera crew.
REPORTER: Mike von Fremd

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Peking, China, PR) [Courtesy "This Wk.", Secretary of State George SHULTZ - praises trip's success in US-Sino relations] Orchestration of President's schedule here described; Chinese government's censorship of President's speeches criticizing USSR and praising freedom noted. Nuclear cooperation agreement signed here mentioned; issue of Taiwan considered. Significance of trip explained.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Sec. for Reagan compared to that for top leaders such as Deng Xiaoping; films shown. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
von Fremd, Mike

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