Senior U.S. official praises Osprey pilot's decision to ditch

/ Dec 15, 2016

Senior U.S. official praises Osprey pilot's decision to ditch

A senior U.S. government official said the pilot of the MV-22 Osprey that crashed Tuesday deserves credit for ditching the tilt-rotor aircraft off Okinawa to avoid hitting the city of Nago. Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, acknowledged Wednesday ...

/ May 2, 2014

U.S. urges clash avoidance system

A senior U.S. diplomat handling Asia and Pacific affairs expressed hope Thursday that Japan and China will set up a bilateral mechanism aimed at avoiding clashes in the East China Sea. Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, voiced the ...

/ Feb 6, 2014

U.S. warns China over 'risky' activity near Senkakus

The United States has warned China to cease engaging in a rapidly increasing number of "risky" maritime activities aimed at claiming the Japan-controlled islets in the East China Sea, a senior U.S. diplomat said Wednesday. The United States told China in recent high-level talks of ...

Sep 14, 2013

U.S. hopes Japan and China resolve dispute through 'friendly' means

The top U.S. diplomat for East Asian affairs expressed concern Saturday over the persistent wrangling between Japan and China and said he hopes Asia's two biggest economies will settle the Senkaku dispute and other disagreements in a peaceful manner. "The friction and tension between Tokyo ...