On China’s Continued Coercion of the United Kingdom

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State August 26, 2020 The United States is dismayed to learn that the Chinese Communist Party’s coercive bullying tactics against our friends in the United Kingdom continues. In the latest example, British bank HSBC has reportedly prevented Hong Kong-based executives at Next Media, a well-known publisher of pro-democracy …

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Designation of Additional Chinese Media Entities as Foreign Missions

Designation of Additional Chinese Media Entities as Foreign Missions PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JUNE 22, 2020 Over the past decade and particularly under General Secretary Xi Jinping’s tenure, the CCP has reorganized China’s state propaganda outlets disguised as news agencies and asserted even more direct control over them. He has stated “Party-owned media …

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PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation

The State Department is required by the Hong Kong Policy Act to assess the autonomy of the territory from China. After careful study of developments over the reporting period, I certified to Congress today that Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were …

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The importance of the South China Sea

The South China Sea is one of the most important economic and environmental regions in the world. The region also is the subject of more than a dozen overlapping and interconnected disputes over who is in charge of the various islands, rocks, shoals and reefs scattered throughout the South China Sea waters.

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DoD’s Carter: Rebalance Continues America’s Historic Role in Asia-Pacific

28 May 2015 (This article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website ) By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. DoD News Defense Media Activity America’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific is a continuation of its pivotal role over the past 70 years in helping ensure prosperity in the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday. Speaking …

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Fact Sheet on U.N. Security Council Resolution 2094 on North Korea

07 March 2013 USUN PRESS RELEASE FACT SHEET UN Security Council Resolution 2094 on North Korea The UN Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution to impose additional sanctions on North Korea in response to that country’s February 12th announcement of a nuclear test. This resolution, the fifth since 2006, builds upon, strengthens and significantly …

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