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China Learns U.S. Secrets From Plane

Tuesday, 15 May 2001 12:00 AM

Chinese government officials first learned of the identification technique after some 100 intelligence technicians from Beijing were sent to study the craft on Hainan Island, where the EP-3E has been stranded.

Defense officials with access to classified reports said the Chinese did not know about U.S. intelligence officers' ability to recognize individual voices from intercepted communications until after they began studying the EP-3E and its equipment, the Times said.

Much of the equipment on the aircraft was destroyed by the crew after the collision. However, the Chinese obtained a cache of classified documents, officials said.

The collected information is expected to make it more difficult for special U.S. planes, ships and satellites to gather data on Chinese political and military targets, Pentagon officials said.

The United States wants to repair and fly the craft home. The Chinese insist it cannot be flown away. China said last week it will not allow the spy plane to fly out of the country.

Chinese officials said they had made clear to U.S. negotiators that such a move would be "impossible."

The U.S. Navy plane was hit by a Chinese F-8 interceptor April 1. The F-8 crashed, and its pilot was killed. The EP-3E made an emergency landing on Hainan Island, and the crew was held hostage for 12 days before being released.

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