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China-US Relations / Spy Plane Standoff #638237

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 03, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The demand from President Bush for China to send home the 24 crew members of the spy plane that made an emergency landing on Hainan Island, China, featured; details given of the first meeting between the crew members and American officials. [BUSH - says it is time to return the crew and the plane.] [Representative John KYL - says the entering of the plane by the Chinese is a violation of international law.] [Intelligence expert James BAMFORD - says the Chinese will know more about avoiding eavesdropping.] [Crew member Jeremy Crandall's father Tom CRANDALL - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Ned Colt) The demands from the Chinese concerning an apology for the downed fighter jet reported; details given of specific questions from China. [Political analyst JIA Qing Guo - comments on the United States spying on China.] [US ambassador to China Joseph PRUEHER - says the Chinese are tough negotiators.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) Efforts to increase pressure on China to release the spy plane crew reported. [BUSH - says the accident should not become an international incident.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The rules of international spying examined; examples cited. [Former ambassador to China James LILLEY - says spying is standard practice.] [Former CIA general counsel Jeffrey SMITH - says the Chinese have no right to extend their international air space.] [Pentagon spokesman R/Admiral Craig QUIGLEY - says American jets routinely escort foreign spy planes.]

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

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