Cultural Preservation

Woman holding ornamental object (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

U.S. celebrates the Tibetan New Year

The United States has long shared a special affinity for the people of Tibet, and hosts an annual "Losar" event with Tibetan friends and officials.
10 icons representing activities that could lead to arrest or detention in China (State Dept.)

10 things that land people in Chinese internment camps [infographic]

Learn some commonplace activities that have put thousands of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps in China.
Imposing detention center entrance with barbed wire (© Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Turkey condemns China’s abuse of Uighur Muslims

After reports of the death of a popular Uighur musician, the Turkish government called out China's treatment of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities.
Woman sweeping in old village street (© Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China’s repression of Muslims in Xinjiang

China is persecuting Muslims living in western China. The persecuted Uighur and Kazakh ethnic groups are being forced to give up their religion and culture.
Illustration of people opening door on side of large copyright symbol (State Dept./D. Thompson)

What does it mean when copyrighted works become free?

Copyrighted works dating back to 1923 have now entered the public domain. That's important news for teachers, theater groups and others.
Woman with arms crossed standing in front of red airplane in a museum (Jim Preston/NASM)

American women rise to new heights

American women excel in fields from Wall Street to the auto industry to the art world. Read about the accomplishments of seven who are making an impact.
Man with beard and cap (© Elizabeth Dalziel/AP Images)

Who are the Uighurs?

Uighur Muslims are an ethnic minority in China. The Uighurs are persecuted by the Chinese government, with hundreds of thousands held in detention camps.
Two men shaking hands in front of two bells (USAF/Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Historic church bells return to the Philippines

The United States is returning the historic Bells of Balangiga to the Catholic church in Eastern Samar, Philippines, from which they were taken in 1901.
Illustration of screaming woman and prison guard with electrical devicevideo

A Uighur survivor story [video]

When Mihrigul Tursun returned to China, she was arrested and separated from her children. Her crime? Being a Uighur Muslim who had lived outside of China.