US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said last week during a Chinese tour that the US is seeking an "open skies" agreement with the world's most populous nation similar to the recently agreed US-EU accord and hopes to have "the basic framework" for a deal in place next month. "I do believe that we can reach a meaningful agreement by May [when Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi and US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson are scheduled to meet in Washington]. . .and then consummate that agreement, we ...

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