Chinese President Jiang Zemin today arrived in Santiago, Chile from Beijing.
Does anyone know if his plane (probably Air China 744 B-2447) have to make a refueling stop, and if so where? Was it in the US? It is much too far to fly nonstop PEK-SCL, and most the major airfields along the route that can handle a 744 are in the US.
If his plane stopped in the US, hopefully he did not deplane during refueling? I don't think he would due to the spy plane incident?
I know when Taiwan President Chen visited Latin America, he had to make a refueling stop at LAX, and China made a big deal of it, because they considered it an official state visit (?!)