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China, PR / Arrests / United States Reaction #327370

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.

(Beijing, China: John Sheahan) Chinese officials reported calling for arrest of dissident Fang Lizhi and his wife LI Shuxian, who are being protected at United States embassy in Beijing; details given, scenes shown. [Yesterday, United States ambassador James LILLEY - comments.] Anti-American demonstrations discussed. Chinese options in matter listed; Great Britain's actions against Libyan embassy in 1984 and Jozsef Cardinal Mindszenty's seeking of refuge in American embassy in 1956 in Budapest, Hungary, recalled. Telephone harassment of embassy workers and Voice of American empls. noted. [VOA spokesperson Al PESSIN - says military is in charge]

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Bill Plante) United States reaction to developments in China discussed; State Department spokesperson Margaret Tutwiler quoted with regard to Deng Xiaoping and student massacre. Fang issue noted sensitive.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Swallow Mtns., China: Bob Simon) State-controlled news media in China reported being used to identification and arrest protesters and to manufacturer propaganda; details given, scenes shown from the countryside. [PEASANTS - (thru translator) comment on information they receive] News of student massacre noted spreading slowly in outlying regions.

Rather, Dan;
Sheahan, John;
Simon, Bob;
Plante, Bill

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