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US-China Relations / Standoff / Language #196425

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 10, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The wait for China to let the United States airmen on Hainan Island go introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) The stalemate in diplomatic discussions between the United States and China reviewed. [President BUSH - says there is a stalemate.] [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER - says diplomacy starts and stops.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Chinese President Jiang Zemin on the situation during his visit to Latin America reported; scenes shown from Montevideo, Uruguay.

(Beijing: Mark Litke) The language barrier between the United States and China over "apology" explained; details given about three Chinese phrases used in apologies. [Chinese ANALYST - says the word "apologize" will get the immediate release of the 24 airmen.] The history of forced apologies in China noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) The White House position on apologizing to China discussed; picture shown from Hainan Island where the United States airmen are being held.

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
Moran, Terry

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