Vice President Joseph Biden arrives in Japan today on a trip to demonstrate the American commitment to the Asia-Pacific and defuse tensions over a Chinese air defense zone that drew criticism from the U.S. and its allies.
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden called on China as a rising economic power to act responsibly and said its escalation of a territorial spat with Japan had caused significant apprehension throughout Asia.
China offered Japan talks on the safety of aircraft in overlapping air defense zones after U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden urged Asia’s top two economies to set up channels for resolving their disputes.
Vice President Joseph Biden said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must relinquish power, as a top diplomat said the United Nations has to step into an expanding conflict that the warring parties can’t resolve.
One-month yuan forwards touched the strongest level in at least 15 years as China’s central bank raised the currency’s reference rate to a record before U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden visits Beijing.