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US-China, PR Relations #84111

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 1983
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(Studio) China (PR) reported suspending all cultural and sports exchanges with US following latter's granting of political asylum to tennis star Hu Na; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(No location given) Significance of Chinese action discussed; details outlined on screen. Cancellation of Julliard String Quartet's appearance noted. Hu Na's parents, interviewed on Radio Peking, quoted regarding their daughter's defection.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(DC) [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - offers official United States reaction to China's decision.] [Julliard musician Joel KROSNICK - thinks tractors rather than music should have been canceled.] Pvt. exchanges such as Asian art exhibit in California next month said unaffected by suspension; implications of new Chinese ambassador presenting his credentials at White House today cited. [Henry KISSINGER - dislikes trends in US-Sino rel.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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