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Hagel, Chang Air Differences Over Disputed Islands

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April 08, 2014 AT 9:18 AM
The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telling his Chinese counterparts they do not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation. And he said America will protect Japan, the Philippines and other allies locked in disputes with China, as laid out in U.S. treaty obligations.