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New Guidelines for U.S. Government Interactions with Taiwan Counterparts

New Guidelines for U.S. Government Interactions with Taiwan Counterparts PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON APRIL 9, 2021 The Department of State has issued new guidelines for U.S. government interaction with Taiwan counterparts to encourage U.S. government engagement with Taiwan that reflects our deepening unofficial relationship. The guidance underscores Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and an important security and economic partner that is also ...
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FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Additional Actions to Respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias

FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Additional Actions to Respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias MARCH 30, 2021  STATEMENTS AND RELEASES  “Too many Asian Americans have been walking up and down the streets and worrying, waking up each morning the past year feeling their safety and the safety of their loved ones are at stake. They’ve been attacked, blamed, scapegoated, and harassed. They’ve been verbally assaulted, physically assaulted, killed… The conversation we had ...
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United States-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral National Security Advisors’ Press Statement

United States-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral National Security Advisors’ Press Statement APRIL 02, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan of the United States, National Security Secretariat Secretary General Shigeru Kitamura of Japan, and National Security Office Director Suh Hoon of the Republic of Korea (ROK) met for talks on April 2, 2021 at the United States Naval Academy to consult on the United States’ review ...
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Hong Kong Policy Act Report

Hong Kong Policy Act Report 03/31/2021 10:52 AM EDT Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Over the past year, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has continued to dismantle Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy, in violation of its obligations under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Hong Kong’s Basic Law.  In particular, the PRC government’s adoption and the Hong Kong ...
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On Transgender Day of Visibility

On Transgender Day of Visibility 03/31/2021 08:12 AM EDT Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State On the occasion of Transgender Day of Visibility, the United States proudly recognizes transgender and gender non-conforming persons and their continued struggle for a life of equality, security, and dignity.  Across the globe, members of the transgender and gender non-conforming community are making significant strides ...
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