Biden on delicate mission to defuse tensions in East Asia




 
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Biden on delicate mission to defuse tensions in East Asia
 
December 2nd, 2013  
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Biden on delicate mission to defuse tensions in East Asia
By David Brunnstrom and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will try to strike a delicate balance of calming military tensions with China while supporting ally Japan against Beijing on a trip to Asia this week that is being overshadowed by a territorial dispute in the East China Sea. Aiming to counter criticism that the United States is neglecting Asia because it is distracted by domestic politics and the Middle East, the White House has long been planning a visit by Biden to Japan, China and South Korea.




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