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US admiral warns no China hotline in case of crisis

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The top US commander in the Pacific expressed concern Thursday that he has no direct line to his counterpart in China in the case of a crisis in the region. 

Admiral Samuel Locklear III, commander of US Pacific Command, delivers remarks during a press conference at the Pentagon in Washington, January 23, 2014

Amid tensions between China and Japan in the East China Sea, Admiral Samuel Locklear said he wanted a hotline to officers from the People's Liberation Army to defuse potential conflict.

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