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Illustration of figure burdened with large bag of money next to quote on cost of Chinese loans (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The true costs of Chinese loans

Countries are waking up to the true cost of too-easy credit from China and the consequences of owing more than they can pay.
Smart city with smart services and icons, internet of things, networks and augmented reality concept (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson )

Why is America concerned about 5G?

5G technologies will provide the backbone for future economies. That's why it's imperative to protect 5G from untrustworthy companies and countries.
John Sullivan at lectern (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Sullivan: We must end ‘China’s horrific campaign of repression’

At the United Nations General Assembly, the United States held a side event on the Chinese government's ongoing persecution and abuse of Muslims.
Small village house at night (© Marc Anderson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Investing in Indo-Pacific nations large and small

The United States is joining other countries to boost public-private investment in the Indo-Pacific region. First stop, Papua New Guinea.
Images depicting products included in U.S.-Japan trade deal (State Dept.)

U.S. and Japan agree on trade terms

The United States and Japan, which together make up 30% of the world's economy, reached a preliminary trade deal at the United Nations.
Hands holding documents (© Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

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.