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Bush / China Visit / Dissidents and Human Rights #567086

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 25, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Tom Brokaw) Dissidents in China reported; President Bush reported inviting Chinese dissidents to dinner for Chinese officials. [Dissident group leader FANG Lizhi - (thru translator) discusses scope of jailed dissident problem &double standard of west approach to human rights problems in China; explains hope that United States would develop a unified standard for its position on human rights.] Scenes shown of arrests two years ago at Beijing Univ. Limits on Fang's freedom detailed. Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Jim Miklaszewski) Homecoming for President and Barbara Bush in China reported; his role as diplomacy here in 1970s recalled; scenes and photos shown. [Barbara BUSH - says she did not know what to expect when she first came to China.] Bush's changing view of China reviewed; historical scenes shown of Bush running for Texas Senate seat in 1964, playing Ping-Pong with Chinese in 1970s, welcoming China to United Nations during Richard Nixon's administration, acting as United States liaison to China during Gerald Ford's administration [BUSH - talks about Chinese people; comments on his and President Ronald Reagan's views on China.] [Barbara BUSH - says times have changed.] Deng Xiaoping mentioned.

(Beijing, China, PR: Tom Brokaw) Bush's dinner tonight and his itinerary later mentioned.

Brokaw, Tom;
Chung, Connie;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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