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Congressional-Executive Commission on China, 2020 Annual Report--Executive Summary, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, December 2020   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Overview: "Over the last year, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (Commission) found that the Chinese government and Communist Party have taken unprecedented steps to extend their repressive policies through censorship, intimidation, and the detention of people in China for exercising their fundamental human rights. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) where new evidence emerged that crimes against humanity--and possibly genocide--are occurring, and in Hong Kong, where the 'one country, two systems' framework has been effectively dismantled. These policies are in direct violation of China's Constitution, which guarantees 'freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration,' as well as 'freedom of religious belief.' [...] Everyone deserves a government that respects their human rights, their culture, and their hopes and dreams for a better life for themselves and their families. As the Chinese government expands its global influence, the international community must be aware that intensifying authoritarianism in China is also a threat to internationally recognized human rights norms as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is essential that the U.S. Congress and the Administration work together to promote effective policies to support human rights and the rule of law in China."

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2020-12
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