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Bush Demands Response from China

President Bush is calling for the ´prompt and safe return´ of 24 U-S airmen from China.

They were
on a Navy spy plane that made an emergency landing on a Chinese island yesterday after hitting a Chinese fighter jet.

In brief remarks at the White
House, Bush also called on Beijing to return the aircraft “without further damage or tampering.´´

The president says he´s troubled by the Chinese
government´s lack of a timely response to U-S requests to contact the crew.

Bush is calling on China to grant U-S diplomats access to the
crew.