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PRC Sanctions on a Former U.S. Official

PRC Sanctions on a Former U.S. Official STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN May 27, 2021 The United States condemns the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) sanctions on a former U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commissioner.  These sanctions follow the PRC’s March retaliatory sanctions against two USCIRF commissioners as well as Canadian, UK, and European officials, academics, and organizations.  Those ...
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U.S. Citizenship Transmission and Assisted Reproductive Technology

U.S. Citizenship Transmission and Assisted Reproductive Technology Recognizing the advances in assisted reproductive technology (ART), the State Department is updating our interpretation and application of Section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which establishes the requirements for acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth. Children born abroad to parents, at least one of whom is a U.S. citizen and who are ...
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Security Alert (posted 21 May, 2021)

Location: SEG Tower/Huaqiangbei Area, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province Event: Following May 18, reports of shaking at the SEG Tower located in the Huaqiangbei (electronics market) area of Shenzhen, and the evacuation of people from the building and in the immediate vicinity, U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou employees have been instructed to avoid the SEG Tower/Huaqiangbei area ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the COVID-19 Response and the Vaccination Program

Remarks by President Biden on the COVID-19 Response and the Vaccination Program The White House May 17, 2021 Remarks East Room 1:22 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  There are three things I want to speak briefly today with you all about: the new — new milestone in our progress against COVID-19 here at home, steps we’re taking to fight COVID internationally, and an important tax cut ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China (May 19, 2021) Location: SEG Tower/Huaqiangbei Area, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province Event: Following May 18, reports of shaking at the SEG Tower located in the Huaqiangbei (electronics market) area of Shenzhen, and the evacuation of people from the building and in the immediate vicinity, ...
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