China

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In the United States, these creators can express themselves freely

Chloé Zhao and Khet Mar had to come to America from their homelands to tell their stories openly and without government censorship.
Murals on embassy walls (State Dept.)

U.S. Embassy in Beijing offers ‘Art for the People’

“Art for the People,” a new exhibition on the exterior walls of the U.S. Embassy in China, showcases freedom of expression through American street art.
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U.S. supports freedom of navigation worldwide

The United States is supporting freedom of navigation around the world, challenging maritime claims that are inconsistent with international law.
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U.S. and partners seek to deter human rights violations

The United States has issued its annual human rights reports, documenting abuses worldwide. Learn about U.S. efforts to deter violations.
People holding sign that reads 'the Uyghur genocide' (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

U.S. and international partners target Beijing’s Uyghur oppression

The United States and international partners are sanctioning Chinese government officials for violating rights of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang.
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Blinken affirms America’s ‘steadfast commitment’ to NATO

NATO has been a cornerstone of peace and security for decades. Learn how the U.S. and NATO are tackling modern challenges.
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Blinken presses Beijing on violations of rules-based order

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is urging Beijing to curb its aggressive behavior, faulting the PRC's conduct in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and elsewhere.
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Report: Governments target critics during COVID-19

Authoritarian governments are using the COVID-19 pandemic to justify restrictions on speech and punishments against critics, Human Rights Watch says.
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China targets Uyghurs with sham trials, long sentences

The People's Republic of China's judicial system is imprisoning Muslim ethnic minorities in Xinjiang on vague or baseless charges, a rights group says.