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China / Tiananmen Square Massacre / Bao Trial #142450

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 21, 1992
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Hong Kong: Bill Redeker) Secret trial of Bao Tong for his role in precipitating the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing featured; details given of the charges against him; scenes shown from the June 1989 demonstrations. [Asia Watch Robin MUNRO - says Bao's trial is a political exercise to find a scapegoat.] [Bao's SON - calls it a staged trial.] Efforts by Deng Xiaoping to appease hard-liners and thus get their support for economic modernization noted.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Vote by the House following the trial to place limits on China's most favored nations trade status reported.

Reporter(s):
Redeker, Bill;
Sawyer, Diane
Duration:
00:02:20

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