NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 04, 1983
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(Studio) Justice Department reported granting political asylum to Chinese tennis player Hu Na; impact of affair on US-China (PR) relations and Reagan administration itself described.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Hu Na's defection last year and her efforts to receive asylum examined; Justice Department's decision quoted on screen. [State Department Alan ROMBERG - can't respond to questions.] Issue of El Salvadoran and Nicaraguan refugees' efforts to receive asylum in United States noted. [Reverend Philip WHEATON - criticizes Hu Na's asylum in light of Central American refugees' failure to receive same status.] [American Conservative Union spokesperson Howard PHILLIPS - agrees with Hu Na decision; explains.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern