Xu Zhiyong Conviction Upheld

Chinese rights advocate Xu Zhiyong speaks during a meeting in Beijing in this handout photo dated March 30, 2013. Through his online essays and Twitter account, Xu criticised the government's efforts at fighting corruption and prescribed democracy and the

A Chinese court has upheld a four-year prison sentence for Xu Zhiyong, a prominent legal scholar in China. The United States is deeply disappointed by the court's decision. More
April 2014
April 14, 2014

Audio Regional Cooperation Improving Lives In Mekong

Leaders from four Southeast Asian nations have agreed to strengthen regional cooperation in developing and protecting the water resources on the Mekong River Basin.

April 13, 2014

Audio Hagel In Japan

“The security relationships the United States enjoys in [the Asia-Pacific] region have been essential to economic growth and stability for the last 60 years."

Audio Humanitarian Aid At Risk In Rakhine State Violence

Tensions are high in an area of eastern Burma following attacks on the offices and residences of the United Nations.

April 12, 2014

Audio 35th Anniversary of Taiwan Relations Act

“The unofficial U.S.-Taiwan relationship has never been stronger than it is today, and it underscores our firm commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act.”

April 10, 2014

Audio 2014: A Crucial Year For Afghanistan

A profound political transition is also underway that will shape Afghanistan for decades to come.

April 09, 2014

Audio Provocations From North Korea

Recent actions serve as yet another reminder of the threat posed by the DPRK's nuclear, ballistic missile, and proliferation programs.

April 07, 2014

Audio U.S. - Vietnam Relations

“I can’t think of two countries that have worked harder, done more, and done better to try to bring themselves together and change history.”

Audio United Nations Human Rights Council On North Korea

The United Nations Human Rights Council sent a clear message that North Korea’s leadership must be held to account for its systematic and widespread human rights violations.

April 06, 2014

Audio U.S. Applauds End Of Polio In South East Asia

The United States congratulates the people, political leaders and public servants of Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Timor-Leste, on this singular achievement.

April 03, 2014

Audio 2013 Human Rights Report On Vietnam

The Human Rights Report also highlighted positive developments.

April 01, 2014

Audio Kelly On Maritime Security

The United States, positioned as it is between two great oceans, knows the importance of maritime security to the continued success of our own country, and of the rest of the world.

April 2014


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