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Biden: 'I've Never Found' Women in Workforce to Be 'Kinder and Gentler'

7:26 AM, Dec 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Vice President Joe Biden says that women are not "kinder and gentler" in the work place than men. 

"I've never found that to be the case," Biden told a Japanese audience. "They're as tough, they're as strong, they're as everything as a man is - and vice-versa."

Via the Associated Press:

At a roundtable later with business executives, Biden said he'd heard some say women are good in the workforce because they are kinder and gentler.

"I've never found that to be the case," Biden said to laughter. "They're as tough, they're as strong, they're as everything as a man is - and vice-versa."

The vice president is in Asia this week for an official state trip, where he's also expressed concern about China's recent activities:

Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. is deeply concerned about China's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the East China Sea.

Biden says China's declaration of a new air defense zone has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation.

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