NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 10, 1989
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(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Report introduced.
(DC: Sandy Gilmour) Visit by President Bush's national security advisor Brent Scowcroft to China to reconcile relations featured; scenes shown of his meeting with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who ordered crackdown against pro-demo. forces last June. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says we have talked with Chinese government about missile proliferation.] [China specialist Doak BARNETT - ponders what Chinese response will be.] [BAKER - says we are not kowtowing to Chinese, but Bush does not want to take action that would isolate China.] File film shown of Chinese student confronting tank in Beijing. Update on fate of dissident Fang Lizhi given. Bush's veto of bill that would have allowed Chinese students to stay in United States recalled. [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - criticizes Bush's China policy.]