Relying On the Experts NPR's Mike Shuster reports on the critical role of the U.S. embassy staff in Beijing in resolving the crisis. The young Bush administration was caught by surprise by the incident, as it had not fully developed its stance toward China. The administration had to scramble to respond -- and relied on the expertise of the embassy.

Relying On the Experts

Relying On the Experts

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NPR's Mike Shuster reports on the critical role of the U.S. embassy staff in Beijing in resolving the crisis. The young Bush administration was caught by surprise by the incident, as it had not fully developed its stance toward China. The administration had to scramble to respond — and relied on the expertise of the embassy.