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USSR -China Relations / Gorbachev Visit / Student Protests #568449

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Summit between USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leaders reported overshadowed by student protests in Beijing, China. Report introduced.

(Beijing, China: George Lewis) Students reported on mass hunger strike; details given, scenes shown. Students noted admiring Gorbachev's reforms. [STUDENT - praises Gorbachev.] [Soviet spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - comments on situation in China.] [STUDENT - comments on hunger strike.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China: Bob Abernethy) Gorbachev's goals for summit examined; details given. Gorbachev shown with President Yang Shangkun. Gorbachev noted admitting that USSR was to blame for some of hostility between countries. Econ. improvements in China discussed. [Soviet spokesperson Nikolai EFIMOV - says he's envious of economy conds. in China.] Gorbachev noted wanting more trade with China. USSR noted starting troop withdrawal from Mongolia. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments on summit.]

Abernethy, Bob;
Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George

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