U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel began a visit to China on Monday as differences between Washington and Beijing went on full display. Hagel urged China to be more open about its military buildup and be more respectful toward Japan and the Philippines in territorial disputes.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives at Beijing International Airport in Beijing on April 7, 2014. Hagel arrived in Beijing on Monday after a stop in Japan, where he told reporters that China must be more open about its military buildup and better respect its neighbors — a pointed reference to Beijing's ongoing territorial dispute with Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea. Alex Wong/AP Buy Photo