bobcat
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What Happened To The Bugged Chinese Air Force One?

Sun Jul 28, 2002 8:51 am

What happened to the bugged Chinese air force one?
(the Chinese presidential 767 that had hundreds of
listening devices planted at the Boeing factory..)
 
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DL_Mech
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RE: What Happened To The Bugged Chinese Air Force One?

Sun Jul 28, 2002 9:59 am

The aircraft has been transferred to Air China as B-2499.
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
 
PHXinterrupted
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RE: What Happened To The Bugged Chinese Air Force One?

Sun Jul 28, 2002 10:34 am

Bobcat-

You should really get your facts straight. The plane was planted with listening devices at a company in Texas that specialized in custom interiors, and NOT at Boeing. Also, the plane was under 24-hour survelliance by Chinese government personnel, and according to several news reports, people within the Chinese government opposed to the current leadership were responsible for planting these listening devices.
Keepin' it real.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: What Happened To The Bugged Chinese Air Force One?

Sun Jul 28, 2002 11:46 am

One thing's for sure it could not be the American's !!
 
clipper471
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RE: What Happened To The Bugged Chinese Air Force One?

Sun Jul 28, 2002 1:14 pm

Speaking of getting your "facts" straight, Phxinterrupted...

...it was never revealed "where" the ship was when the bugs were planted. But, speculation was that they were planted AFTER the Chinese took delivery from the innocent San Antonio company. Read the articles covering this story from the San Antonio newspapers:

Jan-19 Was China jet bugged in S.A.?

Jan-20 S.A. firm probes China jet bugging story

Jan-21 China swept jet for bugs while in S.A.

Jan-21 Powell says government leaders still silent

Jan-27 Answers to jet bugging may never be known

Jan-27 China unlikely to bug Bush about listening devices


2/15 The Washington Times

Chinese official eyed in bugging of plane

Chinese President Jiang Zemin believes fellow Politburo member Li Peng is behind the
planting of electronic listening devices aboard the president's new U.S. jetliner,
according to a classified State Department intelligence report.Mr. Jiang is said by U.S.
intelligence officials to be convinced that Mr. Li ordered the aircraft bugging to listen in
on the Chinese president's discussions of financial corruption related to Mr. Li's wife
and children.The... (must pay for the rest of the story)
 
j.mo
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RE: What Happened To The Bugged Chinese Air Force One?

Sun Jul 28, 2002 10:46 pm

There's Hkgspotter1, where there is a chance to sneak in an American slam he will be there. He can be counted on.

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