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US-China Relations / Scowcroft Visit #119968

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 10, 1989
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(DC: David Ensor) Visit by national security advisor Brent Scowcroft to China to reopen American relations featured; scenes shown of him meeting with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says it would do damage were President Bush to seek to isolate China.] Critics noted believing administration is kowtowing to Chinese government [Representative Stephen SOLARZ, Boston Univ. professor Merle GOODMAN - criticize move.] [SCOWCROFT - toasts the Chinese people.] Need for China to now make gesture on human rights to signal that they want dialogue with United States to go further mentioned.

Ensor, David;
Sawyer, Forrest

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