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Kerry To Visit China, South Korea, Indonesia And Abu Dhabi

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February 09, 2014 AT 2:10 PM
The State Department said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will begin a trip this week to China, South Korea, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates, at a time of high tensions in Asia over China's increasingly assertive territorial claims. The trip will be Kerry's fifth visit to Asia since he became secretary of state just over a year ago, and comes before a planned visit by President Barack Obama in April to promote a strategic U.S. "pivot" to the region announced in 2011.