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People sitting under curtains and large hammer-and-sickle symbol (© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)

Confucius Institutes advance Chinese propaganda on campuses

The U.S. is requiring the Chinese Communist Party to provide information on their Confucius Institutes' activities in U.S. classrooms.
Illustration of hand plugging thumb drive made of Chinese flag into large, glowing light bulb (State Dept./D. Thompson)

How the Chinese Communist Party steals science

Learn how the Chinese Communist Party steals research and technology from other countries to boost its military and economic power.
Photographers wearing helmets photographing police officer at news conference (© Vincent Yu/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions leaders of China’s Hong Kong crackdown

The U.S. has sanctioned Chinese Communist Party officials responsible for cracking down on the rights of the people of Hong Kong.
Security guard walking next to patrol car outside building with two red lanterns and double door (© David J. Phillip/AP Images)

China’s Houston consulate a center of malign activity

The United States closed the Chinese consulate in Houston because it was part of an aggressive campaign of spying and intellectual property theft.
Four people standing behind lecterns (DoD/Marvin Lynchard)

U.S. and Australia: Supporting a free and open Indo-Pacific

The U.S. and Australia are strengthening their alliance and standing shoulder to shoulder against the Chinese government's malign behavior.
Three ships cruising near islands (© The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images)

The People’s Republic of China: Many neighbors, many disputes

From the South China Sea to the Himalayan mountains, the Chinese Communist Party is threatening and bullying its neighbors.
Ship moving across water (© Juan Cevallos/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese fishing fleet threatens Galápagos Islands’ wildlife

The People's Republic of China supports fishing fleets that threaten wildlife and local economies, including near the Galápagos Islands.
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U.S. and U.K. stand firm against Huawei security risk

The United Kingdom is joining the U.S. in banning equipment made by the Chinese firm Huawei from its fifth-generation (5G) wireless communication networks.
People in uniforms and safety gear marching past consulate building (© Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

What is a consulate and why do they close?

The U.S. has closed its consulate in Chengdu, China. Consulates are part of the U.S. mission to other countries, acting as extensions of the embassy.