|South Korea's Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok speaks during a press conference for an expanded KADIZ at the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 8, 2013. South Korea decided to expand its air defense identification zone (KADIZ) southward, Seoul's Defense Ministry said in a televised press briefing on Sunday. (Xinhua/Park Jin-hee)
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SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- South Korea decided to expand its air defense identification zone (KADIZ) southward, Seoul's Defense Ministry said in a televised press briefing on Sunday.
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
Spokesman: China and ROK communicate over ADIZ
BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- China has maintained communication with the Republic of Korea (ROK) on the East China Sea air defense identification zone (ADIZ), Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday.
"We are ready to maintain communication with the ROK side under the condition of equality and mutual respect," Hong said at a regular press briefing. Full story
U.S. NSC official visits Seoul to discuss air defense zone issue
SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Evan Medeiros, a senior director for Asian affairs at the U.S. National Security Council (NSC), made an unofficial visit to South Korea recently to discuss China's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) issue with Seoul government officials, the Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday.
"South Korea and the U.S. are consulting (on the issue) both in Seoul and Washington. There were consultations with the senior aide Medeiros who visited Seoul recently," Yonhap quoted a senior government official as saying. Full story