December 3, 2013

Obama Stands Tough Against China

Benny Avni, New York Post

The Associated Press

Vice President Joe Biden landed in Tokyo on Monday to start an Asia trip where he was supposed to talk about trade and renew America’s vow to turn our gaze to the Pacific. Now, thanks to some brazen Chinese maneuvering, we may need to do more than talk.

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U.S, Japan's Logic on Air Zone Ridiculous
Wu Liming, Xinhua
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A Welcome Show of Strength from Obama
Max Boot, Commentary
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David Pilling, Financial Times
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