Politics | What if Bush had taken a tougher line with China in 2001?
The fuselage of the US Navy EP-3 surveillance plane sits on the tarmac at the Lingshui airfield on China's Hainan Island after its dorsal fin and tail cone were removed . Photo: Reuters
The fuselage of the US Navy EP-3 surveillance plane sits on the tarmac at the Lingshui airfield on China's Hainan Island after its dorsal fin and tail cone were removed . Photo: Reuters

What if Bush had taken a tougher line with China in 2001?

Instead of climbing down over the EP-3 crisis, a harder stance — as suggested by Donald Rumsfeld — could have laid down a marker in subsequent years

Washington, D.C., January 6, 2017 12:56 PM (UTC+8)
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