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China, PR / Student Protests / Journalists #122220

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 24, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Continue power struggle in China, PR, noted. Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: John Laurence) Ongoing political protests in Beijing featured; details given of anti-Li Peng chants; scenes shown of demonstrations and of coverage of events by Chinese TV. [TV reporter WEI Hua - describes student activities.] Chinese leader noted cutting short his US visit to return to China where struggle between hard-liner Li and moderate Zhao Ziyang goes on. Govt. noted reimposing blackout on foreign media's satellite coverage. Twelfth day of occupation of Tiananmen Square shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Mark Litke) Role of China's media in events featured; details given of nature of government-controlled media coverage. [Voice of American's Alan PESSIN - says it's like reading tea leaves at times.] Govt. warning to anchorwoman Wei Hua that she will be fired if she again talks to United States TV; scenes shown of her appearance on "Nightline".

Laurence, John;
Litke, Mark;
Jennings, Peter

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