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US-China Relations / Clinton Trip #624898

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 27, 1998
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(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.

(Beijing: David Bloom) President Clinton's visit to China, where he spoke about human rights, featured; scenes shown of ceremonies from Beijing's Tiananmen Square and of the televised debate on human rights between Clinton and China's Premier Jiang Zemin. [In speech, CLINTON - says the use of force in Tiananmen Square was wrong because free speech should be protected.] [JIANG - (thru translator) responds.] [Chinese dissident DIA Ging - gives the reaction of the Chinese people.] [China scholar Orville SCHELL - offers an assessment of the debate.]

(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.

(White House: John Palmer) The reaction from afar from Chinese exiles featured. [Dissident LI Lu - wonders about which side the president is on; praises the debate for making the Chinese leadership justify Tiananmen.] [Dissident WEI Jingsheng - (thru translator) criticizes Clinton for meeting the "butchers."] [Dissident Harry WU - wants Clinton to strength his China policy.]

(Studio: Ann Curry) Protests in Tiananmen Square shown.

(Beijing: Jonathan Alter) The changing China featured; details given and brief scenes shown of various modern activities in China. How much freedom the new leadership is willing to allow reviewed. [Human Rights Watch Robin MUNRO, Berkeley political scientist Marantha INVANOVA - explain how the Chinese state handles dissidence.] [Merrill Lynch and Company Hong Kong Richard MARGOLIS - notes the economic hardship.]

(Studio: Ann Curry) Coverage of US-China relations on Meet the Press noted.

Alter, Jonathan;
Bloom, David;
Curry, Ann;
Palmer, John

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