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US-China Relations / Clinton Visit #180735

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 26, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Sam Donaldson) President Clinton's visit to China featured; scenes shown of other presidents in China before 1989 and Tiananmen Square; of Clinton in Xian at the site of the terra cotta warriors and with the people; of Xian's secret police preventing ABC news from interviewing dissidents. [CLINTON - comments on personal freedom.] [In interview, dissident TANG Zhi Peng - (thru translator) says he is not afraid.] [National Security Adviser Samuel BERGER - criticizes China's human rights policies.] Word that China and the United States have already reached a missile detargeting deal noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(China: Deborah Wang) The public relations disaster for the Chinese over human rights issues outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Later coverage of China previewed.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Wang, Deborah

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