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Japan, US to counter Chinese expansion into disputed waters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. patience with China is wearing thin, according to an official from President Barack Obama's administration. The comment was made in reference to plans for large-scale cooperation between the coast guards of the U.S. and Japan to maintain law and order in the South China Sea.

     What is especially irritating the U.S. is China expanding its territorial reach by reclaiming land in disputed areas of the South China Sea.

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