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China / Tiananmen Square Anniversary / Dissidents #142067

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 03, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Todd Carrel) Third anniversary of the massacre of pro- democracy protesters by China's military in Tiananmen Square featured; scenes shown from Beijing; details given of the rough response today of undercover police to a lone demonstrator and to the media.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report from human rights group Asia Watch that more activists were arrested three years ago than had been announced by the Chinese government noted.

(Beijing: Todd Carrel) Cases of Chinese dissidents, like Liu Chiang, who had been imprisoned for over 10 years for advocating democracy, and jailed labor activist Han Dongfang profiled; scenes shown from Beijing. [LIU - (thru translator) says to express political views is a basic right.] 1980s dissidents Fang Lizhi and Wuer Kaixi shown. [Asia Watch Orville SCHELL - talks about China's policy of releasing Liu and other dissidents.] Chinese treatment of Han described.

Carrel, Todd;
Jennings, Peter

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