U.S. requests China hotline to defuse air zone tensions

Dec 7, 2013

U.S. requests China hotline to defuse air zone tensions

The United States has urged China to set up an emergency hotline with Japan and South Korea to avoid confusion in Beijing’s newly declared air defense zone. Washington does not recognize Beijing’s air defense identification zone, which extends over the East China Sea and ...

China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute

Dec 5, 2013

China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute

Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China’s contentious new air defense zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond. Though Biden made ...

U.S. backs Japan against ADIZ: Biden

Dec 3, 2013

U.S. backs Japan against ADIZ: Biden

by Mizuho Aoki

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received the assurance of visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday that Washington stands behind Japan as it responds to China’s recent declaration of an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea that encompasses the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands. ...

| Dec 2, 2013

U.S. flight plan policy baffles Tokyo

A two-pronged U.S. strategy toward China over its contentious new air defense identification zone has baffled Japan, which relies heavily on Washington in dealing with Beijing’s military expansion. With regard to China’s call for prior notification of foreign flights in the ADIZ, the United ...