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China, PR / Arrests / United States Reaction #568957

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Chinese government reported challenging US' offering of sanctuary to dissident Fang Lizhi. Chinese television reported urging that Fang and his wife be arrested. Fang's invitation to dinner with President Bush last February recalled. [On February 26, FANG - (thru translator) comments on human rights violations in China.] More arrests reported being made after student massacre; student quoted. Situation's impact upon economy discussed. New Communist party leader Qiao Shi shown visiting injured troops. Report introduced.

(Beijing, China: George Lewis) State-controlled television reported being used to promote government propaganda; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - says news from CCTV is not true.] Journalists recalled receive right to report news without censorship for few days during student protests. [In May, Chinese REPORTER - says she feels free to do her job.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) New York City anchor Garrick Utley introd.

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George

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