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Image of man in suit, with earpiece, holding sheet of paper and speaking into microphone (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Chinese media: Press or propagandists?

The State Department recently designated five Chinese state-run media organizations as foreign missions, recognizing that they are controlled by the CCP.
Young girl chasing locusts away from field by waving shawl (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

Taking on a billion locusts in the Greater Horn of Africa

Learn how the United States is helping several African countries control billions of locusts that are threatening crops and communities.
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Protecting the U.S. from risky foreign investment

The U.S. welcomes foreign investment in U.S. companies, but also has safeguards to protect national security. Learn more about those protections.
The Summit, a scientific supercomputer (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Carlos Jones)

U.S. supercomputers take aim at coronavirus

Able to perform trillions of calculations per second, the most powerful supercomputers in the world are joining the fight against the new coronavirus.
Family sitting at table (© Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

Americans adapt to social distancing to fight coronavirus

As Americans keep their distance from one another to slow the spread of the 2019 coronavirus, they also reimagine and reinvent daily routines.
Overhead view of rows of people sitting at tables working (© CCTV/AP Video)

New reports find widespread forced labor in China

Two new reports show how the Chinese Communist Party is forcing Uighurs and other ethnic Muslims to work in factories across China.
Daren Tang in suit, smiling (©WIPO)

Singaporean to lead U.N. intellectual property agency

Daren Tang, from Singapore, was elected to become the new director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Graphic about steps universities take to protect sensitive research (AAU)

How universities protect sensitive research [infographic]

Universities around the world are taking steps to protect their sensitive research from attempts by the Chinese Communist Party or others to steal it.
Wrists tied with rope (© Shutterstock)

Fighting for justice in authoritarian regimes

As the world marks Social Justice Day on February 20, here's a look at injustices that regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela inflict on their own people.