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Bush / China Visit / Dissidents and Human Rights #567091

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 26, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Tom Brokaw) Chinese authorities recalled stopping dissident Fang Lizhi from attending President Bush's dinner last night; scenes shown of Bush meeting with Communist Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, who warned United States to stay out of China's internal affairs. Fang's earlier request to Deng Xiaoping that political prisoners be released recalled. Bush's barbecue dinner in Beijing, China, described, shown. [FANG - describes being halted by police.] [FANG - (thru translator) elaborates on incident; shows invitation from president; says this kind of incident magnifies his position on human rights in China.] [National security advisor Brent SCOWCROFT - comments on issue.] Bush noted not raising human rights issue in meeting with top leaders; Secretary of State James Baker's discussion of that issue with Chinese official noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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