NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 21, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Situation in Beijing, China, PR, updated.
(Beijing, China, PR: Keith Miller) Continue of student protests in Tiananmen Sq. in Beijing on second day of martial law featured; details given, scenes shown of people swarming over troop convoys; banners calling for resignation of Premier Li Peng and Deng Xiaoping shown. What may happen between students and security forces if latter enter square examined. [MD state legislature Gene COUNIHAN - says students want stronger statement of support from President Bush.] Demonstrations in Shanghai, China, PR, and other smaller cities noted; scenes shown. [MAN - says media divisions in China support students.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Speculation as to what Chinese government will do outlined. Report introduced.
(Beijing, China, PR: George Lewis) Problems for premier in getting order for crackdown carried out reported; scenes shown of troop convoys and students. [On "This Wk.", ex-Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - discusses army and leadership in China.] Possibility that Zhao Ziyang may emerge as survivor if there is pol. shake-up noted. [Ex-amb. to China Winston LORD - says Zhao is waiting around to pick up pieces if things go wrong.] What Mao Tse-tung represents to students explained; details given of increase call for ouster of current leader, Deng Xiaoping.
(Studio: Garrick Utley; Beijing, China, PR: George Lewis) Issue of who is currently in charge in China examined.
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