Special Report: Crisis in China

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DAILY COVERAGE

With Apologies Like This, Who Needs Insults?
Lance Morrow has a proposal that'll make the Chinese sorry they ever asked

How Beijing Could End the Spy-Plane Standoff
Absent an apology, China's leaders need political cover

In China, the Kids Are Party Animals
At Peking U., patriotism surges among the country's young students

Why Powell Needs American Patience Over China Standoff
The secretary of state is playing it like an old pro, calming things down and giving Beijing plenty of room and time to do the right thing. But can talk-show America wait?

Powell's Burden: Foreign Policy in a Time of Cable
Cell Phone From Washington: TIME State Department correspondent Jay Branegan says the rhythms of diplomacy are not suited to a 24-hour news cycle. But that's the price of democracy

How the Spy-Plane Standoff Sharpens Bush's Taiwan Dilemma
Undiplomatic Dispatch: Washington and Beijing will sort out their differences over a plane crash, but, says TIME.com's Tony Karon, not their simmering conflict over Taiwan

How the Spy-Plane Standoff Sharpens Bush's Taiwan Dilemma
Undiplomatic Dispatch: Washington and Beijing will sort out their differences over a plane crash, but, says TIME.com's Tony Karon, not their simmering conflict over Taiwan

MAGAZINE ARCHIVES

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Message
China and Taiwan
TIME, MARCH 12, 2001

The Truth About Tiananmen
Tiananmen revisited
TIME, JANUARY 15, 2001

Keepers of the Flame
The Fulan Gong situation
TIME, FEBRUARY 5, 2001

Wen Ho Lee
Person of the Year: Runner-Up
TIME, DECEMBER 25, 2000

Playing Games with Patriotism
OCTOBER 23, 2000
TIME Asia Special

From Sapporo to Surabaya
TIME Asia Special, AUGUST 21, 2000

WEB RESOURCES

The Department of Defense  links to the  US Pacific Command  which covers the Chinese incident.

EP-3E  is a description of the plane from the Navy Fact File.

CNN.com's Collision Course: US-China Crash in the Skies  features reports, analysis, a Timeline, and a look at the EP-3.

China's Embassy in the United States of America  has stories on the current situation.

China Today  has good background material on the country including Government and Military and Armed Forces.

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

State Department.  Official site.

United States Embassy in China.

The White House.

The CIA World Factbook on China

Inside China Today covers the current situation.
 

Prepared by Elias Rodriguez and Carol Weil , Time Inc. Research Center