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China-USSR Relations / Gorbachev Visit / Student Protests #122067

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Mtg. in China between Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leaders noted. Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: John Laurence) Student protests in Tiananmen Sq. in Beijing, China, PR, reported; scenes shown. ["China Daily" columnist ZHANG Xiaogang - says there will be political crisis if government delays dialogue with students.] Med. condition of hunger-striking students examined; scenes shown. [Emergency medical center Dr. SUN Chang Yi - comments.] [STUDENT - talks about hunger strike.] Expansion of protest to include other groups supporting students' pro-demo. demonstrations noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Jim Laurie) Deng Xiaoping's meeting with Gorbachev to normalize relations between China and USSR featured; scenes shown; details given of areas of discussion; Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang mentioned. Student protests and Gorbachev's motorcade shown. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - (thru translator) explains Gorbachev's position on student protests.]

Laurence, John;
Laurie, Jim;
Jennings, Peter

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