The planned discussions are "part of ongoing U.S. efforts to hold candid exchanges" with Chinese officials to advance U.S. interests and values and to "responsibly manage the relationship," the State Department said.
The deputy secretary will also discuss areas where the United States has "serious concerns" about Beijing's actions and areas where U.S. interests align.
Sherman's itinerary for her Asia trip initially only mentioned Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia. However, the State Department added that she would also travel to Oman after staying in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin.
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