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China / Human Rights / Dissident's Trial #400580

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 12, 1995
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Andrea Koppel) The coming trial in China of dissident Wai Jingsheng, who is practically a stranger in his own country and has now been charged with trying to overthrow the government, previewed; scenes shown from Beijing. [November 1993, WEI - (thru translator) comments.] [Chinese foreign ministry spokesman CHEN Jian (thru translator) comments on the case.] [Human rights Watch/Asia Mike JENDRZEJCZYK - analyzes China's decision to act.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held with an expert on human rights in China. [Columbia University Jim SEYMOUR - says the charges are vague; explains why China is going through with the procedures of a trial to get the Wei case out of the way; admits the democracy movement in China is not in good shape.]

Koppel, Andrea;
Woodruff, Judy

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