Tom Phillips and Julian Ryall
November 27, 2013
China’s implementation of a newly-declared air defence zone has “unsettled” its neighbours, US says, with Joe Biden to convey message during visit next week.
Mr Biden’s visit to China next week comes days after the US flew two B-52 bombers through the zone, which has been implemented over islands it disputes with Japan.
Although Mr Biden aims to de-escalate tensions in the region, a White House official said he will tell Chinese policy makers that “there’s an emerging pattern of behaviour that is unsettling to China’s own neighbours, and raising questions about how China operates in international space and how China deals with areas of disagreement with its neighbours.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm