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Taiwan / Liu Murder #542065

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(San Francisco, California) Indications that Taiwanese government ordered October 1984 murder of author and critic Henry Liu examined; films shown. [Prof. Ling-Chi WANG - describes fear in Taiwanese community in California.] Bamboo gang mbrs., equated with United States Mafia, chgd. in murder so far shown; one's implication of top government officials noted. [Helen LIU - believes husband was killed by Taiwan government] Liu's biography criticizing President Chiang Ching-kuo, banned in Taiwan, recalled. [Writer Shan-Yuan HSIEH - believes anyone revealing dark side of a ruler risks his life.] Arrest last month of Taiwan's top intelligence officers for complicity in Liu's murder reviewed. [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - can't permit government executions of pol. dissidents in US.] Indications of possible Taiwanese government coverup noted; Attorney General Edwin Meese's call for prosecution mentioned.
REPORTER: David Burrington

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Burrington, David
Duration:
00:03:00

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