US appeals for restraint in China, Japan dispute
on 16/09/2012 14:38:23
Mr Pannetta is appealing for restraint as tensions mount over a dispute between Beijing and the Japanese government over islands in the East China Sea.
He said it raises the possibility that a misjudgment on either side could result in a conflict.
Meanwhile, thousands of people have continued their protest outside Japan's embassy in the Chinese capital this afternoon.