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US-China Relations / Stolen Secrets #430447

CNN Evening News for Monday, May 24, 1999
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Franken) Congressional report on China's espionage of nuclear secrets from the United States previewed; details given of the extent of this largest spying since World War II. [Representative Chris COX - says the theft has enabled China to jump ahead in nuclear technology; suggests sturdier counterintelligence is needed.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The White House defense of Attorney General Janet Reno and National Security Adviser Samuel Berger against charges they were slow to act against the espionage outlined.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Hong Kong: Mike Chinoy) China's denial of all the espionage charges and the possible impact of the Cox report on US-Sino relations reviewed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff; White House: Wolf Blitzer; Hong Kong: Mike Chinoy) The questions about China's spying against the United States over several decades and its effects on the two countries' relationship discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Further coverage of "The China Connection" on The World Today announced.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Chinoy, Mike;
Franken, Bob;
Woodruff, Judy

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