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Respect for All
April 30, 2020

Ambassador Terry BranstadPromoting fundamental freedoms and American values is one of our key priorities at the U.S. Mission to China.  Central to American values is a respect for diversity and equality.   In the United States, we believe our strength as a Nation comes from the diversity of our population and our commitment to equal opportunity for all – and, as such, we unequivocally reject racism in any form. 

The United States of America is one of the largest and most ethnically, racially, and religiously diverse countries in the history of the world.  Inclusion, diversity, and equality for all are the underpinnings of our society and legal system.  Today, in every state in our Nation, Americans of every ethnicity, race, and faith are selflessly stepping up to help one another in our country’s most serious time of need. 

As we begin Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May we want to celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and their contributions to the United States.