US warned of 'hazardous collision course'
THIS week saw warnings from the Chinese state that Washington's "meddling" in Beijing's long-running territorial disputes with Japan risks placing China and the US on a "hazardous" collision course.
An editorial in the English language 'China Daily' claimed that by flying two B-52 bombers through Beijing's newly declared "Air Defence Identification Zone" (ADIZ) earlier this week Washington had been "anxious to send a message to intimidate".
However, those attempts – coupled with Tokyo's "dangerous belligerence" – now risked causing a dangerous escalation in the region, the newspaper claimed. "There is no guarantee the United States will not be dragged into something it did not want," the 'China Daily' argued.