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Biden meets Chinese President, seeks to scale down tensions over air zone

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 10:26

US Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday met Chinese President Xi Jinping and sought to scale down regional tensions caused by Beijing`s unilateral declaration of an air defence zone over islands disputed with Japan in the East China Sea.

US `deeply concerned` by China`s attempt to change status quo in East China Sea: Biden

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 23:32

Seeking to soothe an anxious ally, the US voiced solidarity with Japan on Tuesday against China`s claim to airspace over disputed islands, vowing not to tolerate the aggressive move as US Vice-President Joe Biden prepared to deliver that message personally to Beijing.