ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 04, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(San Francisco, California) United States reported granting asylum to defecting China (PR) tennis player Hu Na; background to her situation recalled. [HU Na - (thru interpreter) describes her possible fate if returned to China.] Her reaction to United States government's decision today quoted on screen; possible impact of situation on already strained US-China relations discussed. [Consul YANG Zongliang - thinks incident harms relations, holds United States government responsible.] Possibility of cultural and sports exchanges being affected considered.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara
(DC) Basis of State Department's decision examined; Hu Na's relations with Deng Xiaoping noted.
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