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China-Taiwan Relations / War Games #405824

CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 25, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The ending of China's war games in the Taiwan Strait that precipitated a crisis between China, Taiwan and the US, which sent two naval carrier battle groups to the region, reported; scenes shown from Taipei of Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui, who was reelected in a landslide Saturday. China's claims that Lee is bent on pushing Taiwan to independence noted.

(Beijing: Andrea Koppel) The current and future status of cross-straits relations between China and Taiwan reviewed; war games video shown. [Chinese foreign ministry SHEN Guofang - (thru translator) says the key is for Taiwan authorities to give up the pursuit of two Chinas.] [National Committee on US-China Relations president David LAMPTON - predicts what Lee may now do.] The import of this awakening of Asia's "sleeping giant" reiterated.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Later coverage of the China-Taiwan crisis previewed.

Koppel, Andrea;
Shaw, Bernard

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