Lamented assaults on facts that he said would lead to a loss of freedom if not countered.
A string of embarrassing headlines stands in sharp contrast to how he portrayed the group last year.
Alludes to China’s island building, territorial claims in seas where Beijing has disputes with Southeast Asian neighbours.
Freeland to meet Tillerson who has affirmed the importance of keeping trade flowing.
Calls island-building in the South China Sea a threat to the entire global economy.