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China, PR / Government Propaganda / United States Reaction #122497

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Ken Kashiwahara) State-controlled television in China reported attacking United States for protecting dissident Fang Lizhi and his wife and criticizing Voice of American for its coverage of events. [VOA spokesperson Al PESSIN - comments.] Chinese version of events detailed; scenes shown of arrests across China. Exs. of what Chinese television did and did not show from Beijing today shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) United States response to China's accusations with regard to Fang Lizhi and China's jamming of Voice of American bdcsts. reported [State Department spokesperson Margaret TUTWILER - comments.] Talks between Secretary of State James Baker and Chinese amb. HAN Xu noted. [TUTWILER - criticizes Chinese effort to alter what happened in Tiananmen Sq. in Beijing.] Tutwiler's criticism of Deng Xiaoping quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
McWethy, John

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