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China, PR / Political Power Struggle / Armies #122896

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 06, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pol. intrigue in China in which Qiao Shi seems to have taken over as head of Communist party reported Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Jim Laurie) Rumors of what might happen in streets of Beijing reviewed; scenes shown from city and of state television version of weekend's events. Casualty statistics from various sources compared; scenes shown of wounded.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reports that political leaders have left Beijing detailed. Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Todd Carrel) Rumor mill in China described; details given of talk that Li Peng has been shot and that Deng Xiaoping is dead and about Zhao Ziyang's fate.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) United States assessment of split in China's military featured; photos shown of army.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ; DC: John McWethy) Discussion held of what may be going on in Chinese bureaucracy.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ; DC: Bob Zelnick) United States intelligence reports on Chinese armies detailed; map shown describing where different armies have come from and where they are deployed in Beijing. Possibility of clashes between armies explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Comments on Chinese bureaucracy given; details given of fact that dissident Fang Lizhi has taken refuge in American embassy. Announcement from Attorney General Richard Thornburgh that visas for Chinese students in United States have been extended noted.

Carrel, Todd;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim;
McWethy, John

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