Mitt Romney called for the United States to press China to reform their human-rights abuses, saying the government should do everything in its power to protect Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who recently escaped house arrest and is reportedly hiding at the American Embassy in Beijing. “Any serious U.S. policy toward China must confront the facts of the Chinese government’s denial of political liberties, its one-child policy, and other violations of human rights,” said Romney in a statement. President Obama has yet to speak about the incident, and could face criticism from the GOP for being soft on China if he doesn’t. Diplomatic talks between the U.S. and China are scheduled for this week. The Obama administration announced Sunday it would send an official to Beijing to negotiate the ongoing situation.