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On the UN Human Rights Council’s Embrace of Authoritarian Regimes

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 13, 2020 In 2018, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council due to its well-established pattern of anti-Israel bias and membership rules that allow the election of the world’s worst human rights abusers to seats on the Council.  Prior to making this decision, and after ...
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On the Arrests of Hong Kong Protestors

STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON October 3, 2020 On the Arrests of Hong Kong Protestors We are outraged at the Hong Kong government’s arbitrary arrest of more than 80 people on October 1.  A stable and prosperous Hong Kong depends on honoring the rights of assembly, free speech, and other fundamental freedoms.  By repressing peaceful ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on the People’s Republic of China National Day

People’s Republic of China National Day PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer my congratulations to the people of China on the occasion of their National Day on October 1. The United States wishes the people of China health, prosperity, ...
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China Travel Advisory

Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), due to COVID-19 and arbitrary enforcement of local laws.
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China’s Environmental Abuses

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 Beijing is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases; the largest source of marine debris; the worst perpetrators of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; and the world’s largest consumer of trafficked wildlife and timber products.  While the Chinese people have suffered the worst environmental impacts of its actions, Beijing ...
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