U.S. Urges China To Lower Tensions In East China Sea

wochit politics
December 03, 2013 AT 1:15 PM
The United States urged China on Tuesday to take measures in the East China Sea to ease tensions resulting from Beijing's decision to declare an air defense zone over disputed islands in the region. The move has triggered protests from the United States, Japan and South Korea and dominated a diplomatic trip to Asia by Vice President Joe Biden. Japanese Deputy Cabinet Secretary,Katsunobu Kato: The United States does not recognize China's newly declared air defense zone and U.S. military aircraft have been instructed to continue to operate normally in the area.