Ahead of Beijing visit, Defense Secretary Hagel admonishes China

By Ernesto Londoño, April 6, 2014

TOKYO — On the eve of his first visit to China as defense secretary, Chuck Hagel paid Beijing a compliment laden with tough love.

“China is a great power,” Hagel said Sunday, speaking alongside his counterpart from Japan, the U.S. ally in the region that may have the most at stake in China’s military buildup. “And with this power comes new and wider responsibilities as to how you use that power.”

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