CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 18, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Taipei: Patricia Chew) The historic importance of the first direct presidential election in Taiwan and China's back-to-back military exercises off the coast of Taiwan featured. The defiance of Taiwan's President Lee Teng-hui noted. ["Far East Economic Review" Nayan CHANDA, political analyst Robert BROADFOOT - analyze Lee's motivations and the question of Taiwan's future.] Taiwan's economic power noted.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Interview held with former National Security Council staffer Stanley Roth, now with the United States Institution of Peace, about Taiwan. [ROTH - says China is sending a warning to Taiwan on the eve of the elections; assesses the extent of Taiwan's independence from China and why the United States naval group is stationed in the area for security reasons; outlines possible hypothetical scenarios for US-China-Taiwan relations and the future course of relations between China and Taiwan.]
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