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Special Assignment (China: Generation Gap) (Part II) #111494

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 24, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Shanghai, China, PR: Jim Laurie) Indications of growing generation gap in China (PR) and implications for country's political and economy future considered. [Recently, PROTESTER - feels expressing ideal of liberty or democracy is their duty.] [Shanghai Fudan Univ. president XIE Xide - supports students' right to express themselves, but not through demonstrations.] [STUDENTS - had hoped protests would bring about freedom and democracy; acknowledge discouragement.] Soc. changes underway focusing on Chinese youth discussed. [WOMAN - likes American music, movies, Gregory Peck; respects Ronald Reagan because he's an actor.] [MAN - would like good job.] [WOMAN - acknowledges lack of career choices.] [XIDE - feels current generation is not as well motivated as should be.] Irony in China's 1-child policy considered. [WOMAN - admits spoiling child.]

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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