US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta boards a plane for official visits to Japan, China and New Zealand this week. Photo: AFP

Beijing frets over US 'pivot' as defence chief Leon Panetta issues warning

The 'pivot' by the US towards Asia is worrying China, while America fears territorial disputes in the region could explode into open conflict

Topic |   US-China relations

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US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta boards a plane for official visits to Japan, China and New Zealand this week. Photo: AFP
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