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US-China Relations / Technology Export / Campaign Funds #424440

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 19, 1998
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Call from Republicans for an investigation into allegations involving the Democratic Party, China, campaign contributions and missile technology introduced.

(Beijing: Rebecca MacKinnon) The issue of whether the Chinese military tried to influence United States presidential elections examined. [Foreign ministry spokesman ZHU Bangzao - (thru translator) calls the charges a fabrication.] Evidence that Democratic fund raiser Johnny Chung received money from Liu Chaoying, the daughter of the former top military commander, reviewed. [Harvard University Huang YASHENG - assesses Liu's likely motivation.] The other question of whether Liu's donations are linked to donations by Bernard Schwartz, the chief executive of a Chinese aerospace business partner, and whether President Clinton was influenced by the donations to allow satellite technology to be given to China outlined.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Announcement by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich that he wants a House committee investigation into the China allegations noted.

MacKinnon, Rebecca;
Woodruff, Judy

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