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China / Deng's Death #616912

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 19, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Death of China's leader Deng Xiaoping announced; Deng's life and rule reviewed; details of his many reforms in China given. [Former Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER, daughter DENG Maomao (thru translator), United States special envoy Richard HOLBROOKE, Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - talk about Deng and his legacy.] The ruthless suppressing of the pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square in 1989 by Deng reviewed; scenes shown.

(Beijing: Lucky Severson) China's future outlined; scenes shown of new ruler Jiang Zemin while his reputation is discussed. [Scholar Stanley ROSEN, HOLBROOKE - speculate on China's future.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Discussion with former United States ambassador to China Winston Lord featured. [LORD - talks about the policy of the new Chinese leader; comments on possible economic reform and the future of China.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Severson, Lucky

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