December 3, 2013

Biden Is in Asia to Stop a War

Hannah Beech, Time

The Associated Press

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden Jr.’s trip to Asia was supposed to be about mutually beneficial trade partnerships, the tastiness of U.S. agricultural exports and a dose of good ol’ American love for a region that has been feeling a little neglected lately. Instead, his Asia excursion, which includes stops in JapanChina and South Korea, has been dominated by a regional security crisis that some fear...
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TAGGED: Joe Biden, China, Senkaku Islands, Japan


December 1, 2013
U.S., China Scoreless After One
Michael Auslin, National Review
A lot has been written in the past week about China’s new Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, including by me both on NRO and Politico. Given the Obama administration’s recent flailing on... more ››
November 27, 2013
China May Have Overplayed Its Hand
David Pilling, Financial Times
China’s aim appears to be to change the facts on the ground – or, in this case, in the air. Its new zone challenges Japan’s longstanding de facto control of the islands, which it incorporated into its territory... more ››
November 27, 2013
China's Aggressive Provocation
Japan Times
China on Nov. 23 set up an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over a section of the East China Sea that includes Japan’s Senkaku Islands, which China also claims. This act is a dangerous provocation to Japan and the United... more ››
November 27, 2013
Abe's 'New Nationalism': Troubling Throwback?
Simon Tisdall, Guardian
The escalating standoff in the Pacific is seen by Beijing and Seoul as proof that Japan is reviving its military mindset. more ››
November 27, 2013
U.S, Japan's Logic on Air Zone Ridiculous
Wu Liming, Xinhua
Their logic is simple: they can do it while China can not, which could be described with a Chinese saying, "the magistrates are free to burn down houses while the common people are forbidden even to light lamps." more ››