China, U.S. to Keep in Contact on Collision Issue
China and the United States have agreed to keep in contact on the collision incident in which a U.S. reconnaissance plane rammed into and destroyed a Chinese jet fighter on April 1, and will decide on the time for the next round of negotiations through diplomatic channels.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue made the statement at a routine press conference here Thursday, after a two- day negotiation between the two sides, which she described as " frank and conducive to the mutual understanding of each other's stand".

(Xinhua 04/19/2001)


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