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US-China Relations / Spy Plane Standoff / Wang / Diplomacy #638293

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 2001
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The continuing standoff between the United States and China over the downed American spy plane and its 24 crew members on Hainan Island, China, featured; details given of the diplomatic efforts to gain the crew's release; photographs shown of the crew in China. [President BUSH - says the crew is doing fine.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says he is "encouraged".] [Brookings Institution Michael O'HANLON - says placing blame is not a good idea.] [Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator John WARNER - says there should be no apology.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Information about missing Chinese fighter jet pilot Lieutenant Colonel Wang Wei given. [Wang Wei's father WANG Ming(thru translator) - says his son loved being a pilot.] [Wang Wei's wingman ZHAO Yu(thru translator) - says the spy plane swerved.] [Representative Mark KIRK - says Wang flashed his e-mail address to a plane he chased.] [Electronic intelligence expert James BAMFORD - says the United States has complained about Wang in the past.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) Expectations that damage to US-China relations due to the standoff will be manageable reported. [BUSH - says there is progress.] [Woodrow Wilson Center director Lee HAMILTON - says Bush has not threatened China.]

Gregory, David;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Williams, Brian

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