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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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On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 16, 2021 This year’s May 17 marks 16 years since the first International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). In the intervening period, the United States has endeavored to reaffirm the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Remarks at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Multilateralism

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Remarks at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Multilateralism May 7, 2021 Washington, D.C. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good morning, good afternoon, good evening.  Let me start by thanking China and Foreign Minister Wang for initiating this critical discussion on the future of the United Nations and the international order.  And thank you as well to the President of the General Assembly Bozkir for your ...
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Uniform Global National Interest Exceptions to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Uniform Global National Interest Exceptions to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions April 27, 2021 New National Interest Exceptions Under Presidential Proclamations Allows Issuance of Student Visas for Applicants who have been present in the People’s Republic of China  In keeping with the Department of State’s commitment to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States, Secretary Blinken decided to apply several National Interest Exceptions to all regional ...
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FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate

FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate APRIL 23, 2021 On Day One, President Biden fulfilled his commitment to rejoin the Paris Agreement. Days later, he took executive actions to ensure we tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad – all while creating jobs and strengthening our economy. This week, he held a historic summit with 40 world leaders to show ...
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