China’s escalation in its challenge to Japan’s administration of islands near Taiwan reflects an effort to gain greater command of the air and seas in the western Pacific as it builds itself into a maritime power.
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.
Japan will add refueling planes and expand its fleet of high-speed warships to boost the security of its remote islands, the Yomiuri newspaper said, as the nation squares off with China over islands that both sides claim.
Chris Kirk won golf’s McGladrey Classic by one shot over Tim Clark and Briny Baird, who was denied a chance for his first U.S. PGA Tour victory in 365 starts when he found a water hazard on the final hole.
Sea Island Co., the Georgia resort that aspired to be the “Pebble Beach of the East” before the financial crisis, said it reached an agreement to sell most of its assets to a group including Avenue Capital Group and Oaktree Capital Management LP.