Originally Posted by MadeInChina
i think you shouldnt use such in-direct discriminatory words to describe the airmen of that plane
they were treated like tourists, cant complain about that
"The American crew made an emergency landing on China's Hainan Island. The crew members were taken to a hotel-like setting where they were well cared for, but not permitted to leave."
Tourists? That is how tourists are treated in China now adays, or at least back in 2001? They were not allowed to leave and the Chinese government used them as bargaining chips, sounds like hostages to me.