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PRC State Council, Vocational Education and Training in Xinjiang, August 2019

August 16, 2019

The Chinese government released this white paper on its programs in Xinjiang, describing them as an effective response to terrorism and extremism.

PRC State Council, China’s National Defense in the New Era (新时代的中国国防), July 24, 2019

July 24, 2019

The Information Office of the State Council published this White Paper (白皮书) on Xi Era National Defense in English and Chinese.

PRC State Council, “Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang, July 21, 2019

July 21, 2019

The Chinese government’s information office issued the following statement. It offers the government’s official history of Xinjiang, asserting that it has been part of China for many centuries.

Xi Jinping, Keynote Speech Opening the Second Belt and Road Forum, April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

Xi Jinping opened the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in April 2019.

PRC State Council, Democratic Reform in Tibet – Sixty Years On, March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019

The Chinese government released this white paper.

Mao, Proclamation of the Central People's Government of the PRC, October 1, 1949

March 26, 2019
The people throughout China have been plunged into bitter suffering and tribulations since the Chiang Kai-shek [Jiang Jieshi] Kuomintang [Guomind

PRC State Council, The Facts and China’s Position on China-US Trade Friction, September 2018

September 3, 2018

A white paper issued by the Information Office of the State Council in the People's Republic of China.

China's Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief

April 3, 2018

The offical English and Chinese statements on China's Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief from The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China.

2018 Amendment to the Constitution of the People's Republic of China

March 11, 2018

The change that attracted the most attention was the removal of term limits for the president (国家主席 state chairman) of China. This was widely seen as permitting the current president, Xi Jinping, to continue in office. The Communist Party has formal term limits for its general secretary and Xi Jinping was expected to continue in that position beyond the 2022 Party congress.

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Access Denied - report on working conditions in 2017, Jan. 31, 2018

January 31, 2018

Foreign correspondents are a vital source of information about China and its ties with others. USCI collects and shares reports such as this one about the conditions for foreign correspondents in China.

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