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Biden: US concerned about China's recent actions
TOKYO (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. "has an interest in the lowering of tensions" in Asia, but he's voicing solidarity with Japan in its dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea. Biden met with Japan's prime minister today ahead of a visit Thursday to Beijing. The U.S., Japan and other American allies have refused to recognize China's newly declared air defense zone over the islands.