China Rebukes US Over Disputed Islands Comment

China's foreign ministry has strongly criticized the US for backing Japan's control of a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea.

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Government spokesman Hong Lei said the view, expressed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "neglects the facts."

Clinton had warned that the US opposed any action that would undermine Japanese administration of the islands.

Marco Werman talks with The World's Asia correspondent Mary Kay Magistad about the dispute.