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Hu Na #290089

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 04, 1983
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(Studio) United States reported granting political asylum to China (PR) tennis player Hu Na.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Francisco, California) Govt.'s decision and implications for US-China relations examined; films shown. [Attorney Edward C.Y. LAU - describes Hu Na's reaction to asylum.] Peking's reaction quoted; Representative Thomas O'Neill's visit to China last wk. said basis for government delaying announcement of its decision. Hu Na's interviews with "New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times" and San Francisco papers 2 weeks ago recalled. [Attorney General William French SMITH - thinks decision was made on basis of facts, not publicity.] Efforts of other Chinese defectors to utilize media to own ends noted; failure of El Salvadoran refugees to gain political asylum here mentioned. [Reverend Gustav SCHULTZ - thinks Salvadorans would be given asylum if they were Soviet ballet stars or Chinese tennis players.] Immigration Service's defense of returning Salvadoran refugees recalled. Hu Na's fears for relatives still in China mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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