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China, PR / Leadership #106524

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 02, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Peking, China, PR: Todd Carrel) Mtg. of new communist party leader Zhao Ziyang with reporters reported; details given, scenes shown. Zhao's comments on human rights in Tibet and arms sales to Iran noted. [ZHAO - (thru translator) toasts USSR reforms.] Deng Xiaoping's relinquishing of top party post at conference noted. Replacing of old revolutionaries with younger technocrats noted. Deng's and Zhao's aim to reform Chinese economy outlined. [Edward "Beijing Review" LIN Wusun - says the problem is how to make public understand reform.] Pol. and economy reforms noted only able to occur gradually in China.

Carrel, Todd;
Jennings, Peter

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