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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan prior to their meeting at the Chinese Defense Ministry headquarters in Beijing, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Wong, Pool)

    Hagel, Chang air differences over disputed islands

    The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telling his Chinese counterparts they do not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    FISHER: China's 'new relationship' trap

    Obama administration officials are apparently pleased with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan's recent visit to the United States, yielding agreements to increase high-level contacts, affirming a new working group to address cybersecurity issues, and even to begin humanitarian and disaster-relief exercises.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (left) listens Gen. Chang Wanquan, China's defense minister, speaks during their joint news conference at the Pentagon on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Hagel heads for meeting with Asian defense ministers

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will depart Thursday on a tour of Southeast Asia to meet with U.S. allies increasingly concerned over China's aggressive pursuit of its maritime territorial claims.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to service members and civilian employees at the Pentagon on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, after being sworn in. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon asks Chinese for help on North Korea

    The Pentagon is reaching out to the Chinese military to get its cooperation in managing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Pentagon officials said.

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