December 5, 2013

Joe Biden's Delicate Balancing Act in China

Steve Clemons, The Atlantic

The Associated Press

On Wednesday, fresh off a visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Joe Biden spent five and a half hours in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping over a series of meetings and dinner. The marathon diplomacy capped a delicate effort by the vice president this week to tamp down Japan's anger over provocative Chinese actions in the East China Sea while not coming down too hard on China.

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TAGGED: Senkaku Islands, Japan, China, Shinzo Abe, Xi Jinping, United States, Joe Biden

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