China halts CNN coverage

China halts CNN coverage
News report; Vox pop; Speech
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20 May 1989
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Hannah O’Sullivan reports on restrictions on student political protests in Beijing. The Chinese government has attempted to curb the movement for democracy by declaring martial law and a news blackout this morning. The restrictions have been met with mounting discontent and there are reports of violence erupting. Includes statement by male Chinese Government official announcing the shutdown of the US CNN network in China; announcement by female CNN broadcaster that they’re closing down; report by Bernard Shaw on reaction in Beijing; interview with Chinese student. Reporters and interviewees not identified except those named above.
CNN; Bernard Shaw; Hannah O’Sullivan; BSB?
Politics; Political demonstrations; Political protests; China; Broadcasting; Freedom of the press; Peking; Military law; Beijing; Tiananmen Square; CNN

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