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China-Taiwan-US Relations / Election / Taiwan Issue History #405745

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 21, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) United States aircraft USS Nimitz said en route to the Taiwan Strait where China has been holding war games prior to Taiwan's first direct presidential election; regional map shown.

(Taipei: Mike Chinoy) The historic election in Taiwan and the half-century old Chinese civil war featured; historical film shown while the course of Taiwan's role in the Cold War is reviewed. Taiwan's move toward democracy and its transformation into an economic power house after its close ties with the United States were loosened during President Jimmy Carter's administration outlined. [Taiwan Mainland Affairs Council SU Chi - says Taiwan should not be bound by 20-year-old rules.] [China analyst professor Steven GOLDSTEIN - reviews US-Taiwan relations.] The problems in a search for common ground between the US, China and Taiwan discussed.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Upcoming special "Taiwan Votes" noted.

Chinoy, Mike;
Shaw, Bernard

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