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At Issue in East Asia Dispute: Underwater Rock

Socotra is under Chinese, South Korean air-defense zones

(Newser) - As China, Japan, and South Korea feud over sea and sky, what's underwater is also a matter of contention. Both China and South Korea lay claim to a submerged rock between the countries—one that's the subject of Korean legend. In English, it's called Socotra Rock. Koreans... More »

Biden Stirs Pot in Beijing as Tensions Simmer

He begins China visit amid soaring regional tensions

(Newser) - Joe Biden has landed in Beijing for what was meant to be a trade mission but has become a high-stakes bid to calm soaring regional tensions over China's new air-defense zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
  • The vice president has been attacked in state media for
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More Warplanes Enter China Zone

...except these belong to China

(Newser) - After the US , Japan, and South Korea all managed to fly through China's newly declared air defense zone over the East China Sea issue-free, China has been left embarrassed, reports the AP —and, it seems, finally ready to respond. It sent warplanes of its own, as well as... More »

Japan, S. Korea: We Defied China's New Zone, Too

Both countries say they flew into it unannounced

(Newser) - The US may not be the only country to have dipped a toe in China's newly declared air defense zone: Japan and South Korea now say they've both flown planes through it, unannounced, as well. A rep for the Japan government describes its activity as routine "surveillance"... More »

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