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China’s Crackdown on Uighurs Extends its Borders

Over the past several years, the Chinese government has severely restricted the culture and religious practices of members of Muslim groups, including Uighurs, forcing them to adopt Chinese language and traditions. Now the Chinese government is using the family members of Uighurs abroad as leverage. In some cases, Chinese state security forces threaten to detain ...
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Ten Things that Land People in Chinese Internment Camps [Infographic]

Up to 2 million ethnic Uighurs and other members of Muslim minorities have been detained in Chinese internment camps located in China’s Xinjiang province since April 2017. Signs of “potential extremism” that may lead to arrest and detention for these individuals include having “irregular” beards or refusing to consume alcohol or pork. Read more on Share.America.gov
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CPAO Carolyn Glassman Sits Down with Embassy Interns

Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs Carolyn Glassman opens up in a video interview about her life as a diplomat and offers career advice for young people. “Don’t be afraid!” is what CPAO Glassman wants young people to keep in mind. Read more on American View Video No. 1 Video No. 2 Video No. 3 Video No. 4 Internship opportunities are posted online here.
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March Madness Explained

Japan has venerable school sports traditions such as the Koshien baseball tournament and the Hakone Ekiden. In America, it’s the NCAA national basketball championship known as March Madness. If you come to study in the U.S., you’ll find that this is the time of year when many college students – and Americans from all walks ...
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