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PacNet #15A – U.S.-China Relations: The Crew’s Home; Now What?

April 16, 2001

The release of the crew of the American EP3E reconnaissance plane from Chinese "protective custody" may have removed the atmosphere of crisis but hardly represents the end of this affair. Meetings are now underway (as of 18 April) between U.S. and Chinese officials to deal with the aftereffects. While both sides agree that much remains to be resolved, each sees the problem differently.