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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 03, 1989
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(Studio: Maria Shriver) Stmts. from President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker about violence in China reported Report introduced.

(DC: John Dancy) Response of administration to Tiananmen massacre featured. [On CNN, BAKER - says excessive force should not be used.] Bush's statement quoted. Congress noted calling for cuts in aid to China; details given of Senator Jesse Helms' position. [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - says it would be immoral for United States to sell arms to government whose military is suppressing its own people.] [China scholar Dr. Amos JORDAN - says United States has no leverage.]

(Studio: Maria Shriver) Dilemma for US-China relations discussed. [Ex-Assistant Secretary of State Richard HOLBROOKE - says if US-China relationship weakens, it will benefit USSR .]

Dancy, John;
Shriver, Maria

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