NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 20, 1989
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(Studio: Maria Shriver) Report introduced.
(Beijing, China, PR: George Lewis) Continue standoff in Beijing, China, PR, between protesting students and army detailed in audio report; scenes shown of students in Tiananmen Sq. and soldiers nearby. For. news blackout explained; scenes shown. Sunday's activities in Beijing reviewed.
(Studio: Maria Shriver; Beijing, China, PR: George Lewis) Effect of taking of control by hard-liner Premier Li Peng on events discussed.
(Studio: Maria Shriver) State Department reported requesting Americans planning to visit China to put off trip due to unrest there. Report introduced.
(Kennebunkport, ME: Jim Miklaszewski) Admin.'s position on China situation featured; details given of President Bush's refusal to comment and of his mtg. with French President Francois Mitterrand. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says United States should support freedoms of speech and assembly in China; criticizes news blackout; says process there cannot be reversed.]