U.S. Vice President Joe Biden waves upon arriving at the Osan Air Base in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 5, 2013. Joe Biden began his three-day official visit to South Korea on Thursday. (Xinhua/Park Jin-hee)
News Analysis: Seoul sees Biden's China trip for its stance in ADIZ conflict
SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- After holding talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden said in Tokyo, the first leg of his week-long trip to East Asia, Tuesday that China and Japan should set up a bilateral "crisis management mechanism" to prevent current tensions from escalating further.
Biden said Washington's priority lied at easing tensions in the region. He fell short of publicly calling for China's immediate withdrawal of its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), which Japan had hoped the visiting U.S. official could mention during the joint press conference. Full story