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China-Taiwan-US Relations / War Games #405485

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 12, 1996
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) China's start of live ammunition war games off Taiwan despite the presence of the United States Navy noted.

(Taipei: Tom Mintier) The reaction in Taiwan and the United States to China's military exercises featured; details given of the heightened military alert on Taiwan. [Taiwanese government spokesman Jason HU - hopes an accident leading to real conflict will not occur; says concessions to China will not be made.] A planned protest at sea by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party noted. The drop in the Taiwan stock market and runs on the United States dollar discussed.

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Interview held with Rear Admiral James O. Ellis, with the United States naval carrier group in the region. [On the USS Independence, ELLIS - talks about observing China's military exercises; says the United States force is capable of dealing with any contingencies.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Mintier, Tom

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