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PRC State Council, Youth of China in the New Era, April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022

The PRC State Council Information Office published this government white paper.

Russia-China Joint Statement on International Relations, February 4, 2022

February 4, 2022

Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Pres. Putin also attended the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

PRC Foreign Ministry, The State of Democracy in the United States, Dec. 5, 2021

December 5, 2021

U.S. President Joseph Biden called for "a summit on democracy." 110 governments were invited to participate, but China and Russia were among those not included. The Chinese and Russian ambassadors published a joint op-ed in response. A few days later, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs published this report. In some respects it follows the ministry's reports on human rights in the United States (also available at the USCI website).

CCP Central Committee Resolution on on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century, Nov. 11, 2021

November 11, 2021

The Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee adopted the following resolution on the Party's history in Beijing. It is the third such resolution, after the 1945 and 1981 resolutions. The Party marked the 100th anniversary of its founding on July 1, 2021. This translation is provided by Xinhua.

CCP Resolution on the Party's Achievements and Experiences Over the Past Century (Chinese text) 中共中央关于党的百年奋斗重大成就和历史经验的决议

November 11, 2021

The Chinese Communist Party Central Committee adopted the following resolution on the Party's history. The CCP marked the 100th anniversary of its founding on July 1, 2021.

Xi Jinping, Speech at a Ceremony Marking the Centenary of the Communist Party of China, July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

This is the Xinhua news agency translation of General Secretary Xi Jinping 习近平总书记 speech at the ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. The Chinese version follows the English.

PRC State Council, China's International Development in the New Era, January 2021

January 10, 2021

This government white paper was issued by the State Council Information Office.

National People’s Congress, National Security Law for Hong Kong SAR, June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

This is the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region that went into effect on June 30, 2020.