CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 10, 2001
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(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The continuing standoff between China and the US reviewed; details given about the meetings of United States diplomats on Hainan Island, China, with the plane's crew. [President BUSH - says diplomacy can take longer than people like.] [Reverend Jesse JACKSON - says he could bring out troops back home.] [US embassy military attache Brigadier General Neal SEALOCK - says the crew is being kept in good conditions.] [Chinese President JIANG Zemin - (thru translator) says the solution can be resolved adequately.]
(White House: Major Garrett) The view from the White House on the debate within China between the military and political bureaucracies in responding to United States diplomatic offers reviewed; details given about China's letter to Congress that raised the 2008 Olympics issue.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer; Beijing: Rebecca MacKinnon) The Chinese view of the standoff with very little diplomatic movement reviewed; details given of media coverage of Secretary of State Colin Powell's being "sorry" about the United States plane entering into Chinese air space and of coverage of the ongoing search for missing Chinese pilot Wang Wei.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) New Pentagon information on the collision of the United States EP-3 surveillance plane with the Chinese jet based on accounts from the air crew and intelligence sources reviewed; animated diagram shown. [Chinese fighter pilot ZHAO Yu - (thru translator) blames the crash on veering action by the United States plane.] Photos shown of the damaged United States plane. [Pentagon spokesman R/Admiral Craig QUIGLEY - talks about the plane's auto pilot.] [GlobalSecurity.org James PIKE - says the Chinese are looking closely at what is in the plane.]