Congressional-Executive Commission on China: Annual Report 2016, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, October 6, 2016   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the 2016 Annual Report of the Congressional Executive Commission on China, presented to the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress on October 6, 2016. From the Executive Summary: "December 2016 will mark 15 years since China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). At that time, the Chinese government made commitments that were important not only for China's commercial development in the international marketplace, but also for its development of the rule of law domestically. China-- now ranking as the world's second largest economy--has benefited greatly from the international rules-based system in driving its economic transformation and growth, but the Chinese Communist Party has continued to reject the notion that the rule of law should supersede the Party's role in guiding the functions of the state, impeding China's ability to honor its WTO obligations. As such, China has largely failed to implement the substantive legal reforms anticipated 15 years ago and has persisted in violating international human rights standards and its own domestic laws with lasting harm to both U.S. interests and the Chinese people."

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