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China-US Relations / Spy Plane Standoff #638127

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 02, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The holding of 24 American airmen in China after their spy plane made an emergency landing on Hainan Island featured; details given of the status of the airmen and about the harrowing ordeal aboard the spy plane; animation shown of the collision and aftermath. [President BUSH - says the Chinese must allow contact with the people and return the plane.] [Military analyst Ken ALLARD - says the Chinese could find out all we know about them and how we learned about it.] [Intelligence Committee Chairman Senator Richard SHELBY - says China is acting like an adversary.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The White House response to the crisis in China reported; details given of the decision of Bush not to call Chinese President Jiang Zemin. [BUSH - says China is not following standard diplomatic practice.] [White House Deputy Press Secretary Scott McCLELLAN - says talks with Chinese officials continue.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Ned Colt) The downplaying of the spy plane incident in China reported. [US Ambassador to China Joseph PRUEHER - criticizes the refusal to allow contact with the airplane crew.] [The Brookings Institution Bates GILL - says it is a sensitive issue.] [Tsinghua University Institute of International Studies YAN Xuetong - says China has the upper hand.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) Concerns about the effect of the spy plane incident on China-US relations examined; details given about the problem issues in China-US relations. [Former Ambassador to China James LILLEY - says China is testing the Bush administration.] [Former Ambassador to China James SASSER - says China does not want to poison relations with the US.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Colt, Ned;
Gregory, David;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Mitchell, Andrea

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