ABC's Diane Sawyer, 'World News' headed to China

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Posted: Oct 15, 2010 11:46 AM
ABC's Diane Sawyer, 'World News' headed to China

ABC News is sending Diane Sawyer to China next month for a three-day reporting trip to find out how that country's economy continues to grow.

Sawyer will originate her evening "World News" broadcast in China from Nov. 15-17. The network said Friday that Sawyer will visit Beijing and Shanghai, and be accompanied by reporters David Muir and Clarissa Ward.

Executive producer Jon Banner noted how there's a mystery about China's growth among many Americans, and some degree of resentment that has come out during congressional campaigns. Banner said ABC wanted to get ahead of an issue that's likely to be important in the 2012 presidential campaign.

Banner said that "we wanted to explore what is really happening in that country and what we can learn from what is happening there."