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US-China Relations / Standoff / Diplomacy #439230

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 09, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The continuing standoff between the United States and China over the return of the crew of the United States plane on Hainan Island, China, reviewed; satellite photograph of the plane shown. [President BUSH - says our relations with China could be damaged.] Bush's letter to the wife of the missing Chinese pilot noted. [Hainan provincial government CHEN Chi - comments on the spying activities.] [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER - sums up the diplomacy.]

(White House: Major Garrett) The diplomatic efforts to end the standoff updated; details given about the status of the "letter" being written to conclude the matter and the issue of damages to the US-China relationship discussed.

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer; Beijing: Rebecca MacKinnon) The reaction of Chinese officials to the tone coming from Bush's administration and the issue of an American apology discussed.

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) New details on the collision between the United States EP- 3 and Chinese planes based on crew reports presented.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Garrett, Major;
MacKinnon, Rebecca;
McIntyre, Jamie

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