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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul issued the below statement ahead of President Biden’s meeting with Chairman Xi Jinping at this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

“The safety and well-being of wrongfully detained Americans, like Mark Swidan, Kai Li, and David Lin, should be our utmost concern. The administration’s lack of progress and inability to secure their releases is deeply troubling. Ahead of this meeting, I urge President Biden to prioritize efforts in safeguarding the release of American hostages in China and refuse to put more Americans in danger by increasing ‘people to people ties.’ The Biden administration must stop making any concessions based on false promises and hold the CCP accountable for its gross human rights violations.”