By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 12:09 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, whose 2016 presidential ambitions have been overshadowed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's air of inevitability, finally got a chance to show some foreign policy gravitas on a trip to China. Beijing’s recent declaration of an air defense zone in the...
By Josh Lederman | 12/05/13 10:06 AM
BEIJING — Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond. Though...
By Josh Lederman | 12/04/13 10:09 AM
BEIJING — In a sharp rebuff, China accused Washington on Wednesday of taking Japan's side in a tense clash over disputed islands in the East China Sea, underscoring rising regional friction as visiting Vice President Joe Biden met with Beijing's leaders.
By Paul Bedard | 12/04/13 08:52 AM
For the first time in nearly 40 years, a majority of Americans believe the United States is less important around the world and that it should mind its own business, a stunning rejection of President Obama’s foreign policy just four years after he received the Nobel Prize. A new Pew Research...
By Editorial Writer | 12/03/13 06:56 PM
The need to modernize America's nuclear deterrent couldn't have come at a worse time. The Department of Defense is under a legal mandate to cut more than $1 trillion from its budget by 2023, and expensive programs to build new strategic weapons or upgrade existing ones are prime candidates for...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/03/13 11:15 AM
Vice President Joe Biden told Japan on Tuesday that the U.S. was “deeply concerned” about China's declaration of a new air defense zone which covers islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing, and urged both sides to show restraint to ease tensions. “We, the United States, are deeply...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/02/13 03:07 PM
The United States does not accept China's declaration of an air defense zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea, the White House said on Monday. “We don't accept the legitimacy of what China just announced,” press secretary Jay Carney told reporters, calling the move a...
By Zack Colman | 12/02/13 02:43 PM
McCarthy, who told reporters the trip is about "engagement" more than securing "commitments," said the recently concluded United Nations climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland, and mounting public pressure in China to improve air quality will serve as the backdrop.
By Brian Hughes | 11/27/13 01:22 PM
Vice President Joe Biden next week during a visit to China will raise U.S. concerns over that country's newly established air defense zone, which American officials ignored this week by sending two B-52 bombers through the disputed airspace.
11/20/13 04:38 PM
National Security Adviser Susan Rice stressed the importance of cooperating with China, including on confronting the threat posed by North Korea, which relies heavily on its economic ties with China.
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