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China’s pattern of human rights abuse continues

The Chinese Communist Party continues its campaign of human rights abuse with the detention of journalists and civil rights advocates.
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Beijing’s attack on Uyghurs isn’t counterterrorism

The Chinese government claims its oppression of Muslims is counterterrorism. But the evidence shows that they are cracking down on religious minorities.
Military personnel walking on deck of ship (© Agus Soeparto/Indonesian Presidential Office/AP Images)

Southeast Asian countries challenge China over maritime claims

Countries in Southeast Asia are confronting the People's Republic of China over China's expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Three people holding up signs written in Mongolian (© Byambasuren Byamba-Ochir/AFP/Getty Images)

How the Chinese government uses language to oppress minorities

China's government is forcing ethnic Mongolian children to learn Mandarin in school instead of their native language in a campaign of cultural assimilation.
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China’s construction companies sow chaos worldwide

A state-owned construction firm is spearheading the PRC's aggression in the South China Sea and driving its economic abuses around the world.
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U.S. opposes forced labor in Xinjiang

The United States is blocking goods made with forced labor in China and sanctioning the organizations responsible for Uyghur oppression and abuse.
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U.S. moves closer to safe, effective coronavirus vaccine

The U.S. government is supporting innovators' efforts to quickly develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Learn more about progress toward a vaccine.
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The global reach of the Chinese government’s hackers and thieves

The People's Republic of China's intellectual property thieves are targeting companies worldwide. Learn more about the hackers' global reach.
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U.S. reaffirms importance of Taiwan relationship

A senior State Department official emphasizes America's support for U.S.-Taiwan relations and military, economic and political cooperation.