Chuck Hagel speaks during the end of a meeting of Asean defence ministers in Honolulu. Photo: Reuters

US declines to join China naval fleet review after Beijing shuns Japan

Acting on a request from Tokyo, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel announces the US will not join a fleet review during the forthcoming Western Pacific Naval Symposium in Qingdao

Chuck Hagel speaks during the end of a meeting of Asean defence ministers in Honolulu. Photo: Reuters
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