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Stories with place: East China Sea
  • Hagel, Chang air differences over disputed islands 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:34 am
  • BEIJING - The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, wagging his finger, said China doesn't have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation.

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:29 am
  • TOKYO - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

  • US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:43 pm
  • TOKYO - The U.S. will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday.