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China, PR / Fang Lizhi / Refuge Cases #122541

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 14, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Editorial in Chinese newspaper "People's Daily" condemning United States interference quoted; details given of dissident Fang Lizhi receiving sanctuary at United States embassy. Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Tradition of American's shielding of dissidents such as Fang reviewed. [Carnegie Endowment senior associate David SCHEFFER - discusses this tradition.] Cases of Jozsef Cardinal Mindszenty, who took refuge in US embassy in Hungary in 1956, and Christian dissidents, who took refuge in American embassy in Moscow, USSR , recalled; historical scenes shown.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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