Joe Biden: China Should Expand Press Freedoms, Stop Punishing US News Agencies Who Report on it Critically

Will the Obama administration do the same?


U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said China should expand press freedoms and ease policies that punish U.S. news organizations for critical coverage of Beijing, citing a "profound" disagreement between the U.S. and the world's second-largest economy over its approach.

"We have many disagreements, and some profound disagreements, on some of those issues right now, in the treatment of U.S. journalists," Biden told the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing and the U.S.-China Business Council on the second day of a two-day visit to Beijing.