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U-S Relations Damaged by Standoff

Secretary of State Colin Powell says U-S relations with China are “being damaged” by the standoff over
the detained crew of a U-S spy plane. Powell tells Fox News the dispute must be settled soon and the crew sent home by China.

Vice President
Cheney says detained crew members of the downed U-S spy plane “are being treated very well.” Cheney is optimistic China will release the crew
soon.

China wants an apology for the mid-air collision, but President Bush refuses to say sorry. Officials say President Bush is writing to the wife of the
missing Chinese pilot that collided with a U-S spy plane but the letter won´t carry an apology. Secretary Powell tells Fox News whatever the politics, “she´s
lost her husband.”