CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 16, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Furor over President Bush's "midnight diplomacy" with China featured. [Former assistant Secretary of State Elliott ABRAMS - describes Bush's style of pulling surprises.] [Representative Jim LEACH - says president has taken charge.] Scenes shown from Tiananmen Sq. on June 4. [Senator Paul SARBANES - criticizes Bush's message.] Scenes shown of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in Lithuania, USSR , on October 23. [ABRAMS - explains how Gorbachev may view Bush's dealings with China.] [LEACH - says government of big country cannot be ignored.] [China expert Michael OKSENBERG - says there is a process of change in China, but US must be constant.] [ABRAMS - analyzes this kind of secret diplomacy.]
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