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China, PR / Gorbachev Visit / Student Protests #326979

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Hunger-striking students reported continue to overshadow summit between USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leaders in Beijing, China; details given of growing mass movement, scenes shown. Woman quoted re: hunger strikers. Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev shown visiting the Great Wall. Protest crowd noted so large that it surged to entrance of the Great Hall of the People. Gorbachev quoted with regard to protests. Chinese journalists reported joining protests.

(Studio: Dan Rather, Bob Simon) Unique nature of Chinese protest examined. No. of protesters reported unprecedented; details given, scenes shown. Mao Tse-tung slogan quoted.

Rather, Dan

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