China to U.S.: We ‘Can Never Be Contained’


U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s call for a “new model” in relations with Beijing’s military ran into immediate headwinds Tuesday when China’s defense minister castigated the U.S. and its allies for raising tensions in the Asia-Pacific. As Dion Nissenbaum reports:

Standing side-by-side during Mr. Hagel’s first official trip to Beijing since becoming defense secretary one year ago, the two men traded pointed jabs over regional ambitions shared by both nations.

Over the course of an hour, Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan slammed Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan and the U.S. for various measures he said undercut stability.

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