The Release of the 24

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China agreed today to release 24 American military personnel after the US further parsed its diplomatic language to include the words "very sorry" in reference to the loss of a Chinese fighter pilot and the emergency landing of a US reconnaissance plane. Both sides are talking like victors. We delve into the factors that motivated today's resolution, how China will use its victory, and the future of US-Chinese relations with a former US ambassador to China, the head of the US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce, journalists and a political scientist. (Laurie Levenson guest hosts.)
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Chinese Embassy in the US

The Christian Science Monitor

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Dutch Voluntary Euthanasia Society (Dutch)

The New York Times

US Embassy in China

US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce



Warren Olney