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US-China Relations / Spy Plane Crew Release #638004

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 11, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Hainan: Kevin Tibbles) The agreement ending the stalemate between the US and China over a downed American spy plane and its 24 crew members held on Hainan Island, China, featured; details given of the plans to bring the crew members home; scenes shown from Guam of the Continental Airlines jet taking off on its flight to China to retrieve the crew. [Hainan Island director of foreign affairs CHEN Ci - says the Americans said they were "very sorry".] [Brigadier General Neal SEALOCK - says the crew members will be allowed to call their families.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Ned Colt) The response in China to the release of the crew members without a full apology reported. [Political analyst JIA Qingguo - says the standoff will affect US-China relations.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The agreement the United States sent to China to gain the crew members' release examined; photograph shown of Chinese pilot Wang Wei. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says there was no apology.] [Military analyst Ken ALLARD - says the Chinese will know what we can see and adjust their activities.] [Intelligence Committee Chairman Representative Porter GOSS - says air reconnaissance is critical to United States security.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Greenville, North Carolina: Campbell Brown) The timeline of events leading to the end of the standoff reported. [With crewman's parents, BUSH - comments.] [At White House, BUSH - expresses sorrow for the loss of the Chinese pilot.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Brown, Campbell;
Colt, Ned;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Tibbles, Kevin

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