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China-US Relations / Spy Scandal / Campaign Funds #629633

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 11, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Andrea Mitchell) Concerns about the amount and type of information stolen by Chinese spies from United States military and national laboratory sources examined. [Defense Secretary William COHEN - says the information could have accelerated Chinese weapons development.] [Intelligence Committee Chairman Senator Richard SHELBY - says China has been aggressively spying on the US.] [Energy Secretary Bill RICHARDSON - says officials think it is a serious problem.] [Nuclear weapons expert William ARKIN - says there is no evidence of changes in China's nuclear capabilities.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Evidence that Chinese intelligence asked Johnny Chung to funnel money into President Clinton's re-election campaign reported; details given of the complexities of Chung's role. [At Congressional hearings, CHUNG - talks about meeting with a Chinese official. [In 1997 and 1996, CHUNG - says others have been approached by Chinese intelligence; denies charges.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The hacking and disabling of several United States government websites by Chinese hackers reported.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Myers, Lisa

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