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US Deputy Secretary Sherman to meet Foreign Minister Wang Yi

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to China this weekend. Sherman will address several topics of conflict, but also wants to talk about mutual interests, the US State Department announced on Wednesday. The US diplomat will meet representatives of the Chinese government, including Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in Tianjin on Sunday. Sherman is visiting China as part of a multi-day trip to Asia. US media reports suggested there had been disagreements in the preparation for the meeting, which is why the visit to China was not announced along with other destinations in Asia. Beijing had initially planned for Sherman to meet only with a representative of lower diplomatic rank, The Economic Times, among others, reported.

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