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U.S. and Australia: Supporting a free and open Indo-Pacific

The U.S. and Australia are strengthening their alliance and standing shoulder to shoulder against the Chinese government's malign behavior.
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The People’s Republic of China: Many neighbors, many disputes

From the South China Sea to the Himalayan mountains, the Chinese Communist Party is threatening and bullying its neighbors.
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Chinese fishing fleet threatens Galápagos Islands’ wildlife

The People's Republic of China supports fishing fleets that threaten wildlife and local economies, including near the Galápagos Islands.
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U.S. and U.K. stand firm against Huawei security risk

The United Kingdom is joining the U.S. in banning equipment made by the Chinese firm Huawei from its fifth-generation (5G) wireless communication networks.
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What is a consulate and why do they close?

The U.S. has closed its consulate in Chengdu, China. Consulates are part of the U.S. mission to other countries, acting as extensions of the embassy.
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U.S. stands with partners in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S. is strengthening its partnerships with Indo-Pacific nations. Learn more about how the U.S. is working to support shared values in the region.
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Pompeo: The free world must triumph over China’s tyranny

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo says free nations must change their approach to China. See how the CCP is threatening prosperity and security.
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U.S. sanctions architect of Uyghur internment

The U.S. government has sanctioned Chinese officials for gross human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other ethnic minority groups in China.
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What does it mean when your technology comes from China?

The Chinese Communist Party's authoritarian control over China means that using technology developed in the country carries significant risks.