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