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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(White House: Brit Hume) Controversy over President Bush's plan to extend most favored nation trade status to China despite the massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators last year featured; scenes shown from his meeting with Republican Congressional leaders; details given of likely outcome for both sides if sanctions against China were kept up. [US-China Business Council president Roger SULLIVAN - comments.] [Representative Robert MICHEL - comments on Congress and China issue.] [On "20/20", General Secretary Chinese Communist party JIANG Zemin - (thru translator) says it's "much ado about nothing."] Congressional criticism of Bush China policy noted. [Senator George MITCHELL - criticizes "much ado" position.]
- Hume, Brit;
- Jennings, Peter
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