Since 2003, at the direction of Congress, USAID has assisted Tibetan communities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). To help address the unique challenges ethnic Tibetans face in the PRC, USAID programming supports livelihood development, cultural preservation, health initiatives, and environmental conservation for these Tibetan communities. At the direction of Congress, these Tibet-focused activities are the only bilateral work USAID implements in the PRC. USAID also implements limited portions of global counter wildlife trafficking activities inside the PRC. This work is critical for addressing a transnational challenge that directly impacts American citizens and USAID’s development activities. No USAID assistance is provided to or through the PRC government or Chinese Communist Party.