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Posted on: Tuesday, April 17, 2001

China, U.S. search for resolution

USA Today

WASHINGTON — The United States and China will be looking tomorrow for ways to resolve their dispute over U.S. reconnaissance flights off the Chinese coast, Pentagon and State Department officials say.

Both sides are expected to take a hard line initially when they meet in Beijing in the aftermath of the midair collision April 1 that led to the detention of 24 American military personnel. But U.S. officials say they are hopeful that the session will help ease tensions between the two nations.

The U.S. delegation left yesterday for Beijing.