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

This is from the December 2020 "Congressional-Executive Commission on China Annual Report 2020" adopted by the Commission by a vote of 17 to 0. From the statement of the chairs, James P. McGovern and Marco Rubio: "The Commission is mandated by law to issue an annual report to the President and the Congress focusing on whether the acts of the PRC [People's Republic of China] are in compliance with or in violation of internationally recognized human rights, including the rights to free expression, peaceful assembly, and religious belief and practice, as well as any progress or regression on the development of the rule of law. The Commission is also mandated to maintain a database of political prisoners in China--individuals who have been detained or imprisoned 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 2020 Annual Report covers the period from July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020. As discussed in the subsequent chapters of this report, 'the Chinese government and Communist Party have taken unprecedented steps in the last year to extend their repressive policies through censorship, intimidation, and the detention of individuals and groups for exercising their fundamental human rights, especially in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and Hong Kong.'" The Executive Summary version of this report can be found here: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=858266].

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