ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 01, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Peking, China, PR: Todd Carrel) Transfer of leadership in China, PR, as Deng Xiaoping's stepping down from top post during communist party cong. reported; details given, scenes shown. Deng's role in introducing laissez- faire socialism in China noted. ["Beijing Review" LIN Wusun - says Deng has been force behind reform.] Zhao Ziyang expected to be next party leader Chinese people's response to Deng's stepping down noted. [PEOPLE - discuss Deng.] [Communist party spokesperson ZHU Muzhi - (thru translator) says Deng will continue to have major role.] Deng's continuing role in China's leadership reiterated.
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