As she left Southeast Asia, the vice president also delivered a blunt message to China. The United States does not want conflict, she said, but on some issues, “we are going to speak up.”
Beijing hit back, with Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin invoking Afghanistan in his response to a question about Harris’ comments.
Vice President Kamala Harris vowed "enduring engagement" in Asia on Monday, offering reassurances of Washington's commitment to the region following the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover.
The long-planned trip is now complicated by the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is drawing comparisons to the fall of Saigon in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)
Kamala Harris faces 'gusher of leaks' alleging her office is a 's--tshow'
Vice President Kamala Harris visited the southern U.S. border on Friday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Tony Gonzalez of Texas about the trip and the criticism against Harris.
Vice President Kamala Harris will visit a CBP processing facility and will meet with local advocates during her trip to El Paso, Texas, on Friday.      
Vice President Harris leads the White House fight to protect voting rights as civil rights groups pressure Congress to pass a pair of election bills.      
Vice President Harris heads to Guatemala and Mexico on her first foreign trip — a journey that President Biden made when he had the job, but that has considerably higher political stakes for Harris.
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