Biden to Discuss China ADIZ in Beijing
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Beijing for talks expected to focus on China's controversial air defense zone, which includes islands also claimed by Washington's ally, Japan.
Biden's Wednesday arrival in China comes a day after he met with Japanese leaders in Tokyo, where he said he was "deeply concerned" at the Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ in the East China Sea.
Speaking alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Biden promised to raise the issue "in great specificity" during his visits with Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping.
He suggested both sides establish "confidence building measures, including emergency communications channels" to help reduce tensions.
Hezbollah Accuses Israel of Killing Commander in Beirut
Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says one of its commanders has been killed and is blaming neighboring Israel for his death.
The group said in a statement Wednesday that Hassan al-Laqis was killed as he returned to his home in southern Beirut around midnight, but did not provide details. Security sources said he was shot while sitting in his car.
Hezbollah said Israel had tried to kill him several times in the past and must bear "full responsibility" for his death.
Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor denied Israel was involved, saying that Hezbollah has often automatically blamed Israel in the past.