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US-China Relations / Standoff / Diplomacy #196799

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 04, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The standoff between the United States and China over the EP-3 reconnaissance plane being held on Hainan, China, introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) The US-China diplomacy examined; details given of the options open to President Bush in dealing with China. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - regrets the loss of the life of the Chinese pilot.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comments on positions and discussions.] [Former United States ambassador to China Jim SASSER - says China needs US markets.] [Representative Dana ROHRABACHER - says the United States airmen are "hostages" held by a "hostile power."]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Mark Litke) The issue of the detention of the United States crew of the plane that landed in Hainan reviewed; details given of the Chinese government's call for an apology. [ABC producer Clark BENTSON - says the US envoys are frustrated about the negotiations.] [Chinese PEOPLE - (thru translator) criticize the US.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Satellite picture of the EP-3 plane on the tarmac in Hainan shown.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The mission of the United States plane after the collision with a Chinese jet reviewed; animated diagrams and photograph of the damaged plane shown. [Retired EP-3 pilot Peter McHALE - says the pilot would have told the crew to "sanitize" the plane.] The sophisticated state of the art communications equipment on the plane noted.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
McWethy, John;
Moran, Terry
Duration:
00:07:10

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