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Lieutenant General Wang Guanzhong

Snubs, harsh words at Asia security meet as U.S. and Japan rile China

SINGAPORE: When Japan's defense minister greeted the deputy chief of staff of China's army at a regional security forum this weekend, he was undiplomatically snubbed. Lieutenant General Wang Guanzhong said he was incensed by comments from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe implicitly holding China responsible for territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas and later by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's accusations that Beijing was destabilizing the region. "When Mr Abe spoke just now, there was veiled…