CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 25, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Nature of US-China relations during time of President Bush's trip there featured; details given of economic goals of each nation in its relationship [Yale Univ. John STARR - talks about direction of US-China relations] [Senator Richard LUGAR - discusses China.] [American Enterprise Institution Thomas ROBINSON - says some problems are coming into view.] Problem area of China's missile exports detailed; US' unhappiness with China's arms dealings with Saudi Arabia and Iran noted. [Ex-Pentagon official Frank GAFFNEY - says caution is in order in US-China rel.] Problems of social unrest inside China and rel. between Taiwan and both United States and China reviewed. [LUGAR -talks about China's for. policies.] [Ex-ntl. security advisor Henry KISSINGER - says key is how leaders from both countries view the world.] Restoration of Sino-American relations noted beginning with Kissinger's secret trip to China in 1971, followed by President Richard Nixon's trip.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Beijing, China, PR: Dan Rather) Changes in China since Nixon's 1972 visit discussed. Issue of Bush administration's position on nomination of Secretary of Defense-designate John Tower to Defense Department post discussed; White House chief of staff John Sununu's stance detailed. Impact of Tower controversy on Bush during this China trip analyzed.