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US-China Relations / Standoff / Development #196827

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The status of the standoff between the United States and China over the plane and flight crew that are being held on Hainan Island updated; photograph of crew members shown.

(White House: Terry Moran) The optimistic mood of President Bush's administration about the day's diplomatic developments examined; details given about the drafting of a letter being reviewed by Bush and Chinese President Jiang Zemin. [BUSH - says we are working hard to bring them home.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says there has been movement.] [Senator John WARNER - says the framework for a joint investigation of the accident will be worked out.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Hainan Island, China: David Wright) The meeting of United States officials with the plane crew reviewed; scenes shown from Hainan Island. [Voice of Army Brigadier General Neal SEALOCK - says the crew is in great spirits.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Mark Litke) The Chinese version of the accident that killed Chinese pilot Wang Wei featured; details given from the statement from the other Chinese jet pilot who blames the United States plane for the accident.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; State Department: Martha Raddatz) The unlikelihood that the United States EP-3 plane can be flown off of China due to the damage and the view that China has already gotten whatever information it can about the technology on the plane discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News/Washington Post poll findings on the public's view of the incident cited.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The warm reception for basketball player Wang Zhizhi, the first Chinese to play in the NBA, reported; game scenes shown.

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

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