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Biden under pressure to calm tensions

Updated: 2013-12-03 08:15
By Chen Weihua in Washington and Cai Hong in Tokyo ( China Daily)

US vice-president faces difficult task of pacifying Tokyo while openly communicating with Beijing

US Vice-President Joe Biden arrived in Tokyo late on Monday for the first leg of a tour of East Asia that will later take him to China and South Korea.

Biden's visit comes amid mounting tensions between China and Japan over territorial claims and China's announcement last month of its East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone.

Biden under pressure to calm tensions