CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 26, 1989
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.
(Beijing, China, PR: Dan Rather) Second day of President Bush's visit to Beijing, China, featured; details given, scenes shown of Bush's meeting with sr. Communist leader Deng Xiaoping. [DENG, BUSH - exchange greetings.] Report introduced.
(Beijing, China, PR: Jacqueline Adams) Chinese dissident Fang Lizhi reported barred from Bush's banquet; scenes shown from Beijing, China. [FANG, companion Perry LINK - explain why they were barred by Chinese officials.] Bush reported not raising human rights issue in mtgs. with top leaders [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - comments.] Bush and Deng reported discussing USusan SpencerR leader Mikhail Gorbachev. [BUSH - says it is important that Chinese understand his thinking.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - talks about Gorbachev and Sino-USusan SpencerR relations and US-Chinese relations]
(Beijing, China, PR: Bill Plante) President Bush reported not asking Chinese leaders about human rights issues or if they sell missiles to Libya via North Korea; details given; scenes shown of dissident Fang Lizhi. Bush said accepting Premier Li Peng's assurance about missile sales.