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US-China Relations / Shambaugh, Robertson Interview #438905

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 16, 2001
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(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Today's restrained message from President Bush's administration to China on the eve of complex talks between the two sides reported; details given of the issues on the agenda for the talks. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER - talks about the future of US- China relations.] [US pilot Lieutenant Shane OSBORN - says the Chinese pilot was being very aggressive.] [Academy of Social Sciences SHE Jiru - questions US flights on China's doorstep.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - says the United States will fly in international air space.]

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Live interview held with George Washington University professor David Shambaugh about US-China relations. [SHAMBAUGH - says the United States will continue the flights near China; says the Chinese military apparently took the stance that the air collision was the US fault; says currently we are in a "fragile and suspicious time."]

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Taped interview held with religious broadcaster Pat Robertson about China. [From Virginia Beach, Virginia, ROBERTSON - analyzes President Bush's handling of the crisis with China; says China will have to be more reasonable if they want to get the Olympics; states the United States has to protect its vital interest in the region; comments on the religious revival, future unemployment and a future demographic catastrophe in China due to the forced abortion; assesses Bush's first 100 days in office; offers a view of the Bush position on faith-based initiatives.]

Blitzer, Wolf

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