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Making cyberspace safer

The U.S. is working with partners to prevent malicious activity in cyberspace while maintaining the many benefits people expect from the internet.
Photo of Pompeo with quote about America's history of religious freedom (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo on religious freedom: The world must hear the truth

Speaking to a religious group in Tennessee, Secretary of State Pompeo reinforced America's commitment to religious freedom around the world.

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials for human rights violations...

Chinese officials who are taking part in the ongoing persecution of Uighur and other Muslim ethnic minorities are now restricted from traveling to the U.S.
Graphic showing top 15 leaders in innovation (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson; Source: Global Innovation Index 2019)

United States is a leader in global innovation

The 2019 Global Innovation Index ranks economies around the world based on their innovative output. Innovation is key to succeeding in business.
Illustration of figure burdened with large bag of money next to quote on cost of Chinese loans (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The true costs of Chinese loans

Countries are waking up to the true cost of too-easy credit from China and the consequences of owing more than they can pay.
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.
John Sullivan at lectern (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Sullivan: We must end ‘China’s horrific campaign of repression’

At the United Nations General Assembly, the United States held a side event on the Chinese government's ongoing persecution and abuse of Muslims.
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Investing in Indo-Pacific nations large and small

The United States is joining other countries to boost public-private investment in the Indo-Pacific region. First stop, Papua New Guinea.
Images depicting products included in U.S.-Japan trade deal (State Dept.)

U.S. and Japan agree on trade terms

The United States and Japan, which together make up 30% of the world's economy, reached a preliminary trade deal at the United Nations.