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Designating PRC and Hong Kong Officials After Widespread Pro-Democracy Arrests in Hong Kong

01/15/2021 12:38 PM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Today, the United States is designating six PRC and Hong Kong officials in connection with the draconian National Security Law (NSL), pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13936, “The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization.” On January 6, Hong Kong authorities arrested more than 50 ...
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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)   Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must ...
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Protecting and Preserving a Free and Open South China Sea

01/14/2021 11:42 AM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The United States and all law-abiding nations share a deep interest in the preservation of a free and open South China Sea.  All nations, regardless of military and economic power, should be free to enjoy the rights and freedoms guaranteed to them under international law, ...
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United States and Vietnam Convene 17 Friends of the Mekong in Support of a Secure, Prosperous, and Open Mekong Region

01/13/2021 10:48 AM EST Office of the Spokesperson On January 12, the United States and Vietnam co-hosted the first Friends of the Mekong Policy Dialogue under the new Mekong-U.S. Partnership.  In his remarks, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Ambassador Atul Keshap emphasized that the United States is committed ...
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Update on Department Transition Efforts and Travel

01/12/2021 12:44 PM EST  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The Department of State is well along in its transition efforts with President-elect Biden’s team.  We are fully committed to the completion of a smooth and orderly transition process to be finalized over the next 8 days.  Both the Department and the President-elect’s team have ...
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