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China coerces Uighur women into unwanted marriages

In China's Xinjiang province, many Uighur women face an impossible choice: marry a Han Chinese man or face imprisonment in an internment camp.
Four photos depicting different religions above Trump quote on religious persecution (© Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP Images, © Carlos Jasso/AP Images, © Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images, © Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images, State Dept.)

President Trump stands up for religious freedom

At a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations, President Trump called on countries to protect religious freedom and end persecution based on beliefs.
Fishers throwing nets from small boats (© CW Pix/Shutterstock)

What is the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy?

Secretary Pompeo visits the Indo-Pacific region to meet with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and local allies.
Graphic illustrating 4G core and edge (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Get smart: Core vs. edge in 5G networks [infographic]

As 5G mobile is built up, changes in technology affect the security of the new mobile networks. Old 4G frameworks are quickly becoming out-of-date.
Man holding picture (© Dake Kang/AP Images)

China’s forced labor campaign in Xinjiang

Uighur Muslims are forced to work in factories for little or no pay as the Chinese government continues its crackdown in Xinjiang.
People in uniform standing in rows on grassy area and saluting (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson)

U.S. and ASEAN join forces in historic exercise

For the first time, the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations partnered for an official maritime training exercise.
Illustration of various digital symbols and terms (© Solarseven/Shutterstock)

5G tech raises global intellectual property concerns

Stealing ideas hurts workers. As more of the economy becomes connected through 5G, it's vital that we have trusted networks to secure ideas.
Soldiers with mock weapons on a boat (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher A. Veloicaza)

U.S. joins 10 Indo-Pacific nations in anti-piracy exercise

Indo-Pacific countries are refining skills to combat piracy and smuggling in the 18th Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise.
Ships at seaport (© Igor Grochev/Shutterstock)

Countries in Africa reject Belt and Road deals

Some countries in Africa have suspended or canceled projects that are part of China's global Belt and Road Initiative. Find out why.