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Airplane over ocean and island (© Johnson Lai/AP Images)

The importance of the South China Sea

The South China Sea provides food and work for millions, but overfishing and territorial disputes threaten this fragile resource.
Winter landscape with large smoke producer (© Rail Photo/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images)

China arrests Mongolian historian

China arrested a famous Mongolian historian for his work on the suffering of Mongolians in China during the Cultural Revolution.
President Trump and Moon Jae-in walking on red carpet (White House)

President Trump to visit Republic of Korea

President Trump will visit the Republic of Korea this week to meet with President Moon and emphasize the importance of the U.S.-Korea relationship.
Aerial view of Middle Eastern city (© Shutterstock)

A plan for the Palestinian people and the Middle East

This week, the United States is hosting the Peace to Prosperity workshop to address the future of economic development for the Palestinian people.
Aerial image of mosque site in China (© 2019 DigitalGlobe)

China destroys mosques and Uighur culture

As part of their crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, the Chinese government has destroyed or converted Muslim mosques.
Woman feeding baby held by another woman (© Rodrigo Abd/AP Images)

Under Maduro, babies are victims [graphic]

A worsening heath crisis in Venezuela, brought on by the illegitimate Maduro regime's corruption, has led to a sharp spike in infant death.
Children viewing body in small coffin (© Meridith Kohut/New York Times/Redux)

From Venezuela, stories of hardship

Poverty, food shortages, government critics dying in custody: The stories coming out of Maduro's Venezuela are ones of hardship and struggle.
Smart city with smart services and icons, internet of things, networks and augmented reality concept (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson )

Why is America concerned about 5G?

5G technologies will provide the backbone for future economies. That's why it's imperative to protect 5G from untrustworthy companies and countries.
Family eating at table (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Uighurs in America celebrate Ramadan

In America, Uighur Muslims celebrate Ramadan and observe Islamic traditions. However, in Xinjiang, China, these practices are illegal.