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US-China Relations / Espionage Report / Nuclear Technology #186373

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 25, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The Congressional report on China's spying on the United States featured; details given of committee recommendations to improve security. [Representative Christopher COX - says penetration of our national laboratories continues today.] [Senator Tim HUTCHINSON - accuses President Clinton's administration of a cavalier attitude toward security breaches.] [CLINTON - defends United States engagement with China.] Republican leaders' call for the heads of Attorney General Janet Reno and National Security Adviser Samuel Berger noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) China's denial of any espionage noted.

(Beijing: Mark Litke) The question of the state of China's nuclear weapons technology examined; details given of the development of the W-88 nuclear warhead. [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Joseph CIRINCIONE - says China's nuclear weapons are old; downplays China's threat to the US.] [Former United States ambassador to China James LILLEY - comments on China's capabilities.]

Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark

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