• U.S. Bans Cotton, Other Products from Xinjiang, Citing Forced Uyghur Labor

    U.S. Bans Cotton, Other Products from Xinjiang, Citing Forced Uyghur Labor

    The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents would begin turning away products sourced from forced labor in the Xinjiang region of China, where more than a million Muslims, mostly of the Uyghur minority, have been imprisoned in concentration camps. The ban will include cotton, hair products, computer components, …
  • Tlaib Slams Israel-U.A.E. Deal: ‘We Won’t Celebrate Netanyahu for Not Stealing Land’

    Tlaib Slams Israel-U.A.E. Deal: ‘We Won’t Celebrate Netanyahu for Not Stealing Land’

    Representative Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) slammed the Israel-U.A.E. agreement announced on Thursday, which commits the two countries to establishing full diplomatic relations and commits Israel in particular to suspending its annexation of territory in the West Bank. The agreement makes the U.A.E. the third Arab Middle Eastern nation to establish formal ties with Israel, joining …
  • Trump Admin Looking to Boost Arms Sales to India after Deadly China Clashes

    Trump Admin Looking to Boost Arms Sales to India after Deadly China Clashes

    The Trump administration is seeking to boost arms sales to India following deadly clashes between Chinese and Indian soldiers, Foreign Policy reported on Tuesday. India reported 20 soldiers killed and dozens injured in fights with their Chinese counterparts in a border region in the Himalayan Mountains. The soldiers fought with clubs wrapped in barbed wire, rocks, …
  • America's identity crisis has a cure

    America's identity crisis has a cure

    America is going through an identity crisis. Many no longer look back at our history with a reverent eye, but with a critical one, questioning our history, principles, and values. Others feel a sense of constant confusion. Coming from Somalia, a country steeped in its own disorder and unrest, I am alarmed to see this …
  • A.G. Barr Warns U.S. Companies That Do Business in China Not to Violate Foreign Agent Registration Act

    A.G. Barr Warns U.S. Companies That Do Business in China Not to Violate Foreign Agent Registration Act

    In a Thursday speech, Attorney General William Barr cautioned American companies that do business in China against violating the Foreign Agent Registration Act, which requires Americans lobbying on behalf of foreign governments to identify themselves. Barr criticized the relationship between American corporations and the Chinese Communist Party in remarks delivered at the Gerald R. Ford …
  • State Dept. Classifies Additional Chinese Media Outlets as Foreign Agents

    State Dept. Classifies Additional Chinese Media Outlets as Foreign Agents

    Four more Chinese media outlets with operations in the U.S. are being labeled as “foreign missions” to highlight their close ties to the Chinese Communist Party, the U.S. State Department announced Monday. China Central Television, China News Service, People’s Daily, and the Global Times are all joining the list of designated foreign actors, State Department …
  • Hawley Calls on U.S. Companies with Chinese Interests to Condemn CCP’s Actions in Hong Kong

    Hawley Calls on U.S. Companies with Chinese Interests to Condemn CCP’s Actions in Hong Kong

    China hawk Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) wrote an “open letter” to American companies with business ties to China on Thursday, calling on them to publicly denounce the Chinese Communist Party’s recent national security law that overrides Hong Kong’s independence. As Hong Kongers protested on the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Hawley warned that …
  • HSBC Backs China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong

    HSBC Backs China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong

    HSBC, the large U.K.-based bank, has signaled its support for China’s controversial national security law aimed at expanding Beijing’s control over Hong Kong. Peter Wong, chief executive for the global bank’s Asia-Pacific region, signed a petition in favor of the law, and the bank shared photos of the moment in a social media post in …
  • We Need to Know Biden’s Foreign Policy Plans

    We Need to Know Biden’s Foreign Policy Plans

    The 2020 presidential election is less than five months away. While the news cycle is still dominated by the pandemic and the economic consequences of the lockdown, the public needs to learn more about what is at stake for U.S. foreign policy in the upcoming contest. The Trump administration has taken some high-profile and controversial …
  • Pompeo rips Huawei after China ‘failed to be transparent’ about coronavirus

    Pompeo rips Huawei after China ‘failed to be transparent’ about coronavirus

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says countries should avoid doing business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei after the Chinese Communist Party’s lack of transparency in the coronavirus outbreak. “This moment, where the Chinese Communist Party failed to be transparent and open and handle data in an appropriate way, will cause many, many countries rethink what …