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US-China Relations / Plane Collision #196467

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 13, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) Statements from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld against China's handling of the collision of its jet with the US EP-3 spy plane featured; Navy file footage shown of Chinese fighter jets flying close to United States surveillance planes. [RUMSFELD - says the pilot was harassing United States crews and putting United States lives at risk.] Questions that will be raised at the next US-China meeting outlined on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Beijing: Mark Litke) China leadership's refusal to back down in its case against the United States discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
Raddatz, Martha

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