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China, PR / Pol. Purge / Student Protests #122235

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, Puerto Rico: Todd Carrel) Pol. purge of moderate Chinese leadership, include Zhao Ziyang, defense minister Qin Jiwei, propaganda chief Hu Qili and vice premier Tian Jiyun, reported; details given of political meeting led by Deng Xiaoping and President Yang Shangkun that resulted in purge.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, Puerto Rico: John Laurence) Li Peng's control of Chinese government reported; details given of his comments on student protests and his aide's stmts. about army and martial law in Beijing; scenes shown from outskirts of city and of student march around Tiananmen Sq. [STUDENT - criticizes Li.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Li reported urging army to be firm.

Carrel, Todd;
Laurence, John;
Jennings, Peter

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