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US-China Relations / Spy Plane Collision #196407

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 01, 2001
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The emergency landing of a Navy EP-3 plane in Hainan, China, following a collision with a Chinese fighter jet featured; details given of the plane's role in surveilling Chinese information. [GlobalSecurity.org John PIKE - says the plane is jam packed with intelligence collection.] [Pacific fleet commander Admiral Dennis BLAIR - defends our aircraft's flight patterns.] United States plans for diplomatic negotiations to get the flight crew and plane back noted.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(White House: Josh Gerstein) The strained relations between the United States and China reviewed; details given of China's concerns about United States weapons sales to Taiwan, the issue of China's human rights record. [Former State Department official Catharin DALPINO - talks about China policy.] [March 22, Secretary of State Colin POWELL - comments on China relations.] [Former US ambassador to China James LILLEY - assesses China's position.] [Senator John McCAIN - says quick action is required on both sides.]

Gerstein, Josh;
McWethy, John;
Simpson, Carole

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