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China Denies Pakistan Gave it Helicopter Access

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BEIJING (AP) -- China's Defense Ministry says media reports that
Pakistan gave it access to a radar-evading helicopter that crashed
during the U.S. mission to kill Osama bin Laden are
"preposterous."

The Financial Times reported Sunday that Pakistan allowed
Chinese military engineers to photograph and take samples of the
stealth chopper before giving it back to the U.S.

In its first public response, China's Defense Ministry said in a
one-line statement late Tuesday: "This report is baseless and
preposterous."

The U.S. suspects that Pakistan shared the technology with China
in retaliation for its May 2 raid that killed bin Laden on Pakistani soil.

Pakistan has denied the charge.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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