拜登与日本首相安倍晋三一同发表讲话时把东中国海的中国空识区描述为“单方面改变现状的企图”。 他说， 该空识区“加剧了地区紧张局势，并增加了发生意外和误判的风险 ”。
Biden: US 'Deeply Concerned' at China's Air Defense Zone
Vice President Joe Biden said the United States remains "deeply concerned" at China's newly declared air defense zone, as he met with Japanese leaders in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Speaking alongside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Biden called the Chinese zone in the East China Sea "an attempt to unilaterally change the status quo." He said it "has raised regional tension and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculations."
Biden said he discussed the issue with Prime Minister Abe, and that he intends to "raise these concerns with great specificity, directly" when he meets with Chinese leaders in Beijing later this week.
China late last month set up its Air Defense Identification Zone, which overlaps with islands also claimed by U.S. ally Japan. It has requested that all airplanes submit flight plans ahead of flying through the zone.
Biden said the move underscores the need for China and Japan to establish crisis management and confidence building measures to lower tensions, warning that the "only conflict that is worse than one that is intended is one that is unintended."
Seoul: Kim Jong Un Fires Uncle, Executes His Associates
South Korea's spy agency believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have fired his uncle from a top military post and publicly executed some of his associates.
Lawmakers briefed by Seoul's National Intelligence Agency said Tuesday that Jang Song Thaek was apparently removed as vice chairman of the powerful National Defense Commission.
The lawmakers say the NIS believes two of Jang's closest aides were executed in mid-November and that he has not been seen since.