Hagel criticizes China’s ‘destablizing’ actions against its neighbors

May 31, 2014 11:39 AM

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At the beginning of a brief meeting with Hagel, Wang also referenced the secretary’s speech, saying Hagel’s criticisms were “groundless.”

U.S. defense officials said that Hagel had purposefully used strong language in the speech to criticize what he called China’s “destabilizing, unilateral actions” in pressing its control of air and sea lanes in the region. Most recently, China has overflown islands under Japanese administration in t...

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