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megimoo
11-26-2010, 12:19 PM
DANDONG, ChinaŚChina made its first official protest over plans by the U.S. and South Korea to hold joint military exercises involving the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Yellow Sea on Sunday.

But Beijing's protest, in a statement from the Foreign Ministry Friday, was noticeably more restrained than when the U.S. announced similar plans, involving the same aircraft carrier, in July.

The statement also appeared to offer all sides a face-saving compromise, by implying China did not oppose exercises outside its "exclusive economic zone," a term of international maritime law that generally extends 200 nautical miles from a country's coast.


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704008704575638420698918004.html?m od=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

m00
11-26-2010, 11:52 PM
Obama will not read between the lines properly here.