China, The U.S. And Tensions In Asia

China, The U.S. And Tensions In Asia

Kojo explores China's new air defense zone in the East China Sea, how the U.S. is responding and China's perceived assertiveness is escalating tensions in the region.

Vice President Joseph Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday and reportedly argued against China's contested new air-defense zone in the East China Sea. A senior Chinese official said Xi listened, but any decision on the matter is "up to China." Kojo talks to the director of a leading Chinese think tank about why China made this move, what it means for U.S.-China relations and growing tensions in Asia.


Robert Daly

Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center

Ruan Zongze

Vice President, China Institute of International Studies

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