NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 1983
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(Studio) China (PR) reported suspending cultural and sports exchanges with United States due to latter's granting of political asylum to tennis player Hu Na.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Chinese publishers touring United States noted ordered home early; films shown. China's reaction to Hu Na case quoted on screen. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - offers official United States reaction.] Areas of Sino-US relations noted affected by suspension listed on screen; scenes from "Star Wars", originally scheduled to appear in United States film festival in China this summer, shown. Events affected described. [Julliard cellist Joel KROSNICK - reacts to cancellation of tour.] [President REAGAN - comments on upcoming meeting with new Chinese ambassador] Issue of Taiwan mentioned.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace