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A Closer Look (Why Spy) #196595

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 02, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) A closer look at what the United States is spying on over China and what China will do now that it has the American plane introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) The issue of United States intelligence gathering over Russia during the Cold War and over China today reviewed; statistics cited. [Johns Hopkins University professor David LAMPTON, consultant Tony CORDESMAN - explains what intelligence collects to give insight into China's readiness and skills.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with former United States ambassador to China James Lilley about China. [LILLEY - says it is hard to say what the Chinese leadership will do about the US; believes it is unlikely China will put the plane's crewmen on trial; suggests China has to make the tougher decisions right now.]

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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