Congressional-Executive Commission on China: Annual Report 2019, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, November 18, 2019   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the 2019 Annual Report of the Congressional Executive Commission on China, presented to the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress on November 18, 2019. From the Executive Summary: "The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (Commission) was established by the U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106-286) as China prepared to enter the World Trade Organization. The Commission is mandated to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China, and to submit an annual report to the President and Congress. The Commission is also mandated to maintain a database of political prisoners in China--individuals who have been detained or imprisoned by the Chinese government for exercising their internationally recognized civil and political rights, as well as rights protected by China's Constitution and other domestic laws. The Commission's 2019 Annual Report covers the period from August 2018 to August 2019. The comprehensive findings and recommendations in this report focus on the Chinese government's compliance with or violation of internationally recognized human rights, including the right to free expression, peaceful assembly, religious belief and practice, as well as any progress or regression on the development of the rule of law. As discussed in the subsequent chapters of this report, the human rights and rule of law conditions in China have continued to worsen this past year."

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