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S.Korea may decide on whether to expand KADIZ this week

S.Korea may decide on whether to expand KADIZ this week SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- South Korea may decide on whether to expand its own air defense identification zone (KADIZ) this week after consulting with the visiting U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden. "During Biden's visit, issues are expected to be discussed in a comprehensive manner, which will include major issues between the two countries, issues on North Korea and major international issues," Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young told a press briefing on Thursday.

Biden says disputes remain over treatment of U.S. journalists in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States and China have "profound disagreements" over the treatment of American journalists in the country. The comments by Biden are the highest-level statement out of Washington on the state of press freedoms in China.

Biden says 'significant apprehension' over China air zone

US Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday China's air zone had caused "significant apprehension" and Beijing needed to reduce Asia-Pacific tensions to protect its growing stake in regional peace and stability. Biden, speaking to about 60 US business leaders in the Chinese capital, expressed alarm over the country's move to expand its military influence in the skies over the East China Sea, and said he discussed the issue during more than four hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Biden says U.S., China must forge 'real cooperation' to rein in N. Korea

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on China's leaders Thursday to forge a "real cooperation" to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. "We must have real cooperation," Biden said during his speech at a meeting with business leaders in Beijing, describing the North's nuclear and missile programs as "destabilizing." Biden, who will head for Seoul later in the day, arrived in Beijing on Wednesday and held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Biden said he discussed "a whole range of issues" with Xi, including North Korea.

Biden: U.S., China must forge 'real cooperation' to rein in N. Korea

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on China's leaders Thursday to forge a "real cooperation" to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, while rebuking China for causing "significant apprehension" over its new air defense zone over the East China Sea. "We must have real cooperation," Biden said during his speech at a meeting with business leaders in Beijing, describing the North's nuclear and missile programs as "destabilizing."

Xi, Biden split over air defense zone issue

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden exchanged differing views on the air defense zone issue as they met for more than five hours in Beijing Wednesday (local time), a senior U.S. official said. Biden first laid out Washington's detailed view on the matter, which has raised regional military tensions. "He indicated that we don't recognize the zone, that we have deep concerns about it," the official told reporters on backgroup after a dinner meeting between Xi and Biden.

Xi, Biden split over air defense zone issue

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden exchanged differing views on the air defense zone issue as they met for more than five hours in Beijing Wednesday (local time), a senior U.S. official said. Biden first laid out Washington's detailed view on the matter, which has raised regional military tensions. "He indicated that we don't recognize the zone, that we have deep concerns about it," the official told reporters on backgroup after a dinner meeting between Xi and Biden.

Xi, Biden split over air defense zone issue

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden exchanged differing views on the air defense zone issue as they met for more than five hours in Beijing Wednesday (local time), senior U.S. officials said. Biden first laid out Washington's detailed view on the matter, which has raised regional military tensions. "He indicated that we don't recognize the zone, that we have deep concerns," the official told reporters after a dinner meeting between Xi and Biden.

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Biden tells Xi U.S. has "deep concerns" about air defense zone issue

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday that the United States has "deep concerns" about, and does not recognize, the air defense identification zone set up by Beijing, a U.S. official said. In their talks, Xi explained his country's position on the air zone to Biden, according to China's state-run media. The U.S. official said Xi was clear in presenting his case on the issue and "took on board what the vice president said."
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