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Transcript: Biden's No. 2 diplomat on Olympics, North Korea, ASEAN

Wendy Sherman weighs in on wide range of subjects at Japan roundtable

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman speaks in Tokyo on July 21.  (Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy)

TOKYO -- Wendy Sherman, the U.S. deputy secretary of state, sat down with reporters from Nikkei Asia and other Japanese media outlets on Wednesday to discuss the region's most pressing security issues.

The wide-ranging discussion covered Taiwan, relations with China and North Korean denuclearization, among other topics. Sherman stressed that President Joe Biden's administration is willing to engage with both Beijing and Pyongyang, while it looks to shore up its Indo-Pacific alliances.

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