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Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act, February 24, 2020

A Notice by the US State Department.

March 4, 2020
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Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of State by the laws of the United States including the Foreign Missions Act (22 U.S.C. 4301 et seq.) and delegated by the Secretary to me in accordance with the Department of State's Delegation of Authority No. 214, dated September 20, 1994, I hereby determine that the representative offices in the United States of the following entities:
1. Xinhua
 
2. China Global Television Network
 
3. China Radio International
 
4. China Daily Distribution Corporation
 
5. Hai Tian Development USA
 
including their real property and personnel, are foreign missions within the meaning of 22 U.S.C. 4302(a)(3).
 
Furthermore, I hereby determine it to be reasonably necessary to protect the interests of the United States to require the representative offices in the United States of the above noted entities, and their agents or employees acting on their behalf, to comply with the terms and conditions specified by the Department of State's Office of Foreign Missions relating to the above noted entities' operations in the United States.
 
Finally, I determine that the requirements established by Designation 2019-5, dated October 15, 2019 (84 FR 56281) will not be applied to the above-named entities unless and until further notice.
 
Stephen J. Akard,
 
Director, Office of Foreign Missions.
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June 4, 2020 - 5:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a discussion with Hong Kong based author and photographer Antony Dapiran for a look at his new book on the city's protests and what they mean for the future of Hong Kong and China.

June 11, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for an online discussion with Professor Margaret Lewis on how the US government's use of criminal prosecutions to address a broad "China" threat is at tension with the criminal justice system.