China

Illustration of two men in military uniform, one using scissors to cut filmstrip with images of ghosts (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why is the Chinese Communist Party afraid of ghosts?

The Chinese Communist Party bans movies about ghosts and time travel as part of a censorship regime that stifles criticism.
Dead fish (State Dept.)video

China’s overfishing and pollution harm the world’s oceans [video]

By engaging in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing around the world, China destroys invaluable marine ecosystems. Learn more here.
Police officer standing guard in front of palace (© Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

U.S. names special coordinator to stand up for Tibetans

The State Department official will work to counter the deteriorating human rights and increasing repression of the Tibetan community.
Five men and a woman standing around a table, with flags in background (© Charly Triballeau/AP Images)

U.S. advances freedoms, sovereignty in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S. and its partners are backing a free and open Indo-Pacific, while the Chinese Communist Party bullies its neighbors in the region.
Sun setting behind fishing boats on Mekong River (© Heng Sinith/AP Images)

U.S. bolsters commitment to the nations of the Mekong region

The United States is strengthening its commitment to the countries of the Mekong River basin, focusing on water management, transnational crime and health.
Illustration of dragon snaking through university building near students walking and sitting on grass (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. universities move to protect students from China’s authoritarian reach

U.S. officials and student groups are urging colleges to defend against China's authoritarian reach on campus. Learn about steps some schools are taking.
Rohingya men praying (© Oviyandi Emnur/Barcroft Media/Getty Images)

Ambassador Brownback: Religious persecution remains a persistent problem

Many people around the world are not allowed to worship freely. Learn more about U.S. leadership in protecting religious freedom globally.
Boat circling fishing boat (© Santiago Arcos/Reuters)

U.S. launches new strategy to combat illegal fishing

The U.S. Coast Guard is combating illegal fishing worldwide with a new strategy that calls for targeted enforcement and greater international cooperation.
President Trump standing at lectern with overlaid quote about vaccine distribution and defeating COVID-19 pandemic (White House/Joyce N. Boghosian)

President Trump to the U.N.: ‘We will defeat the virus’

In his address to the United Nations, President Trump proclaimed the world would beat the COVID-19 pandemic and emerge stronger than before.