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A map of Europe that includes flag insignias of China and the European Union

Beijing’s attempted censorship in Europe

Beijing uses economic and political power to try to threaten European countries and institutions into censoring events and conversations it doesn't like.
Computer keyboard with Chinese flag overlaid (© Karen Roach/Shutterstock)

Chinese censorship is a global problem

China has the most repressed internet of anywhere in the world, according to a new report. Even people outside China aren't safe.
Women in field holding radio and metal detector (© Sean Sutton/MAG)

In photos: Yazidi women clear ISIS bombs

Yazidi women working for the Mines Advisory Group clear land mines and explosives from formerly ISIS held areas in northern Iraq.
Chinese flag behind razor wire (© Gred Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Beijing’s attack on Uighurs 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.
Man standing inside antenna testing room (© Jason Lee/Reuters)

Beijing could use 5G to further repress citizens

5G technology will have many benefits, but Beijing may use data to track and oppress people around the world, a U.S. government official says.
Man sitting on motorbike outside convenience store in the Philippines (© Shutterstock)

Here’s how the U.S. invests in the Philippines

Through the #goodbUSinessPH campaign, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines shows how U.S. companies support important values and support local communities.
Illustration of a Chinese official blacking out words on a speech balloon (State Dept./D. Thompson)

In China, you can’t say these words

The Chinese government censors newspapers, television, social media and the internet to control their citizens. Here is a list of words you can't say.
James Baker and Michael R. Pompeo talking (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo: ‘Longing for freedom is … common to all of humanity’

People should never underestimate the power of people fighting for their freedom, Secretary Pompeo said in his speech "in tribute to human freedom."
Woman taking video of large crowd in arena (© Armando Franca/AP Images)

Working together for a safe 5G future

As technology changes the world, it can be used for good or ill. That's why countries need to come together around shared values for technology.