U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale ended two days of talks with Chinese leaders saying that?
SCU PULL BACK TO SV Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping of China speaking to U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale
GV Compound in front of Chinese leader's residence with demonstration in progress. Chinese police attempt to cover camera lens with their hands (4 shots)
Mondale meeting with Chairman Hua Guofeng
CU PULL BACK TO SV Vice President Mondale and Vice Premier Deng signing credit agreements
SV & CU Mondale speaking to newsmen (2 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: REYNOLDS: "This morning (28 August) the Vice-President continued his talks with Vice Premier Deng, in the Great Hall of the People. Just before Mondale arrived, Deng was asked if there as any truth to the report that the Chinese are dissatisfied with the pace of normalisation..... It's obvious that Deng is happy with the way things are going and with mondale's speech.
"While those talks were going on, two blocks away in front of the compound where the Chinese leadership live, there was a demonstration by people who were coming from the countryside with grievances. It quickly became apparent what happens when the Chinese don't want something covered by the foreign press.
"This afternoon (28 August) the Vice President met with Chairman Hua Guofeng, his final, formal discussion in Peking.
"Later he signed an important hydro-electric agreement with Vice-Premier Deng. This will provide American expertise and technicians, including the Army Corps of Engineers. It will also help provide funds to harness China's huge hydro-electric potential. Then Mr. Mondale held a press conference, where he did some explaining about the statement in his speech yesterday, that any nation who attempts to isolate or weaken China, is assuming a stance counter to American interest."
SEQ. 5: MONDALE: "I think clearly, it's in our interest that there be a strong and independent China. We are trying to contribute, as we can, to that event, other than in a military relationship."
REYNOLDS: "The American Vice-President, like Vice-Premier Deng is obviously happy about how this trip has gone."
REPORTER: JACK REYNOLDS
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Background: U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale ended two days of talks with Chinese leaders saying that a strong secure and modernised China suits the interests of the United States. He said that the stronger the ties between Peking and Washington, the more stable the world will be. He stressed however that the expected rapid expansion of bilateral economic and cultural ties did not include a military relationship. Among the agreements with credit of up to two billion dollars during the next five years.