It took only a minute, and one Chinese pilot was lost, two dozen Americans were headed for incarceration in Hainan and the prospect of a new Cold War materialized. How did the U.S.-Chinese relations get so tense? And how to calm things down?
In-depth coverage of the U.S. standoff with China from TIME.com and across the web
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