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A Closer Look (China: One-Child Policy) #180985

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 09, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The background to China's one-child policy outlined. [Note: local weather bulletin on screen beginning 5:53:00.]

(New York: Brian Ross) Revelations about the treatment of Chinese women who defy the one-child rule featured; details given of the evidence from a defector who worked at a planned birth center; videotape from the center shown. [Chinese official XIAO Duan Gao - (thru translator) describes the murder of newborns, the sterilization of the women.] [China population specialist John AIRD - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The pressure of President Clinton, who is about to make a visit to China, noted. [In interview, University of California at Irvine professor Susan GREENHALGH - says there is variation from province to province on the one-child practices; outlines the view of the Chinese on the state's right to control family size.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United Nations estimates of China's population growth by 2050 as compared to India and Pakistan cited.

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian

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