Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is in Asia as part of a State Department trip to meet with leaders there. During a meeting in China with Chinese officials on Monday, she told her counterpart the U.S. is concerned about recent actions taken by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Among the concerning actions are the continued detention of U.S. and Canadian journalists.
Communist China has added pressure on Joe Biden by warning against U.S. support for the freedom and democracy of Hong Kong. On Tuesday, Beijing released a statement on Tuesday, which urged the U.S. not to interfere with what it referred to as China’s internal affairs.