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US-China Relations / Standoff #196814

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 05, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) Negotiations with China about the detained crew members from the plane that landed on Hainan featured; details given from Secretary of State Colin Powell's letter to China about the planes' collision. [President BUSH - expresses regret for the missing Chinese pilot.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comments on discussions.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Chinese leader Jiang Zemin shown in Chile on his Latin American visit.

(Beijing: Mark Litke) China's position on an apology from the US, their right to interrogate the crew members and the fate of their missing pilot examined. [US ambassador to China Joseph PREUHER - says we are working hard to solve this.] [Chinese foreign ministry official ZHU Bangzao - (thru translator) comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Hainan: David Wright) Telephone report on what is happening on Hainan with the United States plane's crew members presented.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) Pentagon effort to paint the Chinese pilot Wang Wei as reckless like the Tom Cruise character in "Top Gun" discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
Moran, Terry;
Raddatz, Martha;
Wright, David

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