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China Syndrome #743546

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The problem for President Bush of escalating tension between China & Taiwan introduced.

(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) Bush's meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao featured; scenes shown from the White House; details given of US concerns that Taiwan may be preparing for a showdown with China. [BUSH - says we opposes any unilateral decision by China or Taiwan to change the status quo.] [WEN - {thru translator} comments.] [Brookings Inst. Richard BUSH†- says Taiwan has been urged to cool it; notes the importance China plays in US foreign policy.] [Foundation for the Defense of Democracies Cliff MAY†- says "pleasing {China} should not be appeasing."]

Brown, Aaron;
Malveaux, Suzanne

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