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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / China Embassy Bombing / Beijing Protests #186086

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 10, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Word that Yugoslav units might be pulling out of Kosovo noted.

(Beijing: Mark Litke) The angry reaction in China to the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, featured; scenes shown of violent anti-US protests in Beijing, China; details recalled of the patriotic frenzy in China whipped up by the state-run media.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The possible impact of this incident on US-China relations noted. [From inside the embassy, voice of United States ambassador to China James SASSER - says the demonstrations are being controlled by the government; describes the mood of Americans in the Beijing embassy and the humbling experience of being yelled at.]

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The mistakes that led to the accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade examined; scenes shown; details given of problems with outdated maps and the failure of a double-checking system. [Secretary of Defense William COHEN - says the bombing instructions were based on an outdated map.] [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN - says the two buildings looked alike.]

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
McWethy, John

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