NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 09, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(DC: Sandy Gilmour) Surprise visit to China by President Bush's national security advisor Brent Scowcroft to reconcile relations between United States and China featured; details given of tone of meeting now and following government's crushing of pro-demo. mvt. [SCOWCROFT - comments on our bilateral rel.] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - says Scowcroft and State Department assistant secretary Lawrence Eagleburger will be met by Deng Xiaoping and Li Peng, the "butchers of Beijing."] [Chinese student leader WUER Kaixi - comments.] [On November 7, 1989, BUSH - says there are geopol. reasons for us to have relations with China.] Link of this meeting to recent world activities and China's fear of the USSR explained.