NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 16, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Chinese government reported arresting more pro-demo. students. [During pre-recorded interview, state council speaker YUAN Mu - (thru translator) states government version of clash between civilians and soldiers in Tiananmen Sq.; comments on United States protection of dissident Fang Lizhi; discusses dismissal of Zhao Ziyang.] Report introduced.
(Beijing, China: Keith Miller) Chinese soldiers reported taking reporters on tour of Tiananmen Sq. and claiming that no students were killed. [SOLDIERS - (thru translator) denies bloodshed in Tiananmen Sq. despite evidence to contrary.] Memories of pro-demo. movement in Tiananmen Sq. recalled; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Chinese government's statement with regard to western journalists quoted. New York City anchor Garrick Utley introduced.