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China, PR / Student Protests / Government Crackdown #569322

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 03, 1989
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(Studio: Maria Shriver) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Keith Morrison) Bloody government crackdown on protesting students in Beijing featured in telephone report; details given of events in Tiananmen Sq., include beating of CBS correspondent Richard Roth, who was then taken away with his cameraman Derek Williams by Chinese authorities. Day's events of killing and wounding of Chinese demonstrators by army described; photos shown of casualties. Earlier verbal exchanges between students and army shown; photos of bloodied demonstrators shown; political leader Li Peng's appearance on Chinese television noted.

(Studio: Maria Shriver) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Arthur Kent) Telephone report on events in Tiananmen Sq. given; details given of army's assault on students; photos shown.

(Studio: Maria Shriver) Discussion of events with two experts on China held. [China scholar Orville SCHELL - describes end of era of reform in China.] [Ex-Assistant Secretary of State Richard HOLBROOKE - says Deng Xiaoping and the gens. will not give people political freedom; reviews events leading to hard-liners use of force.]

Kent, Arthur;
Morrison, Keith;
Shriver, Maria

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