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High fence with barbed wire and large Chinese posters (© Anna Fifield/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

China’s leaders expand use of forced labor

China's rulers are expanding use of forced labor in Xinjiang, posing risks to global supply chains, the U.S. Department of Labor says.
Mike Pompeo standing in front of illuminated map of the United States with words 5G Clean Path written on it (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Expanded Clean Network initiative safeguards data

The Clean Network initiative protects the entire technology data system from malign actors around the world.
Chinese flag hanging near security camera mounted on ceiling (© Mark Schiefelbein/AP Images)

U.S. acts to protect investors from Beijing’s military fundraising

The U.S. is blocking Chinese firms that support China's military from raising funds on stock exchanges in the United States.
Illustration of conveyor belt moving boxes over map of the globe (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. works with partners to protect global supply chains

The U.S. is working to diversify global supply chains because, as COVID-19 has shown, if supply chains are too concentrated they can be easily disrupted.
Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern (© Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Pompeo urges U.S. colleges to defend academic freedom

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo urged U.S. universities to protect academic freedom from the Chinese Communist Party's attempts to undermine it.
Man harvesting eggplants (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Engineered crops improve Bangladeshi farmers’ income, health

A new study finds that engineered brinjal (eggplant) provides big benefits to farmers. It increases yields, lowers costs and is better for the environment.
Four suited men carrying man (© Kin Cheung/AP Images)

Democracies condemn Beijing’s continued crackdown in Hong Kong

Beijing's crackdown on democracy continues with the disqualification of several pro-democracy lawmakers from the Hong Kong legislature.
Hands in handcuffs resting on table around microphone held by gloved hand (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The truth behind China’s forced confessions

The Chinese Communist Party coerces confessions from critics and human rights activists and then publicizes the confessions for propaganda.
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China’s manipulation of international organizations

Chinese Communist Party officials subvert international organizations to support the party's priorities and evade criticism for China's human rights abuses.