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Celebrating Losar at the State Department

The State Department's annual celebration of Losar, the Tibetian New Year, featured traditional food, music and decorations.
Man looking at large screen with images of Joe Biden and Xi Jinping on it (© Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

In talks with Xi, Biden continues U.S. push for collaboration

President Biden spoke with People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping addressing climate change, health and other global challenges.
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Here’s where new businesses launch

Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston rank among the top five places in the world to build startups. Here's why.
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping standing in front of Russian and Chinese flags, looking at each other (© Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin/AP Images)

Beijing echoes Kremlin’s disinformation on Ukraine

Beijing is spreading the Kremlin's disinformation, which seeks to shift responsibility for Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine.
Group of people wearing religious clothing while praying (© Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)

Religious freedom: A U.S. founding principle

Discover the latest status of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories from the State Department's 2021 report.
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How the U.S. advances global prosperity

Secretary of State Antony Blinken outlined the U.S. plan for defending and strengthening the global order to benefit all countries.
3 models standing next to columns (© Annelie Vandendael)

Making fashion free of forced labor

Designers, advocates and others are among those working to keep fashion free of forced labor. Learn about their efforts and what you can do.
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Uyghurs abroad suffer ‘collective grief’

Many Uyghurs who live outside the People's Republic of China struggle with not knowing the fate of their loved ones in China.
Rescue workers carrying pregnant women on stretcher in front of damaged building (© Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Images)

U.S. spotlights human rights abuses worldwide

The State Department issued its 2021 human rights report, which informs efforts to prevent violations around the world.