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China, People's Republic / Student Protests / Government #663074

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Conservatives, led by Premier Li Peng, reported reasserting their power within Chinese Communist party Report introduced.

(Beijing, China: John Sheahan) Li noted making first public appearance since he declared martial law; details given of status of student protests. Li reported prevailing over students' favorite leader, Zhao Ziyang; scenes shown. Deng Xiaoping's past stmts. with regard to democrat quoted on screen. Role of military in power struggle discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China: Susan Spencer) Student activities in Tiananmen Sq. featured; details given, scenes shown. [STUDENTS - comment on situation.] Rumors that army is poised to move on students noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Sources noted asserting that the army will play important role in outcome of this situation.

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan;
Sheahan, John

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