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Chinese Communist Party, 2017 Resolution on Amending the CCP Constitution, Oct. 24, 2017

October 24, 2017

At the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, the following resolution was adopted to amend the Party’s constitution.

Committee to Protect Journalists, Chinese authorities briefly detain Globe and Mail journalist in Xinjiang

August 24, 2017
The following is a report from the Committee to Protect Journalists on the actions of Chinese authorities obstructing journalists in Xinjiang. 

Committee to Protect Journalists, Chinese police harass and briefly detain VOA journalist, August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017

The following is a report from the Committee to Protect Journalists on the actions of Tianjin police who detained a Voice of America reporter. 

President Xi's speech at opening of Belt and Road forum, May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017

This is the full text of the keynote speech given by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. 

PRC State Council, “China's Policies on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation (中国的亚太安全合作政策),” January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017

This is the official English version of this government white paper. It was issued by the State Council Information office. The Chinese version follows the English version.

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Survey on Access to Tibet, April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016

The full report is available at the link below.

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Conditions for Foreign Media in China, April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016

The FCCC survey looks at a variety of issues. This report is based on 142 responses. Journalists from more than 30 countries and territories belong to the organization.

Zhang Dejiang, National People’s Congress Standing Committee Work Report, March 16, 2016

March 19, 2016

The report was presented to the NPC on March 9 and adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official English translation.

PRC National Development and Reform Commission, Report on the Implementation of the 2015 Plan and on the 2016 Draft Plan for National Economic and Social Development, March 5, 2016

March 18, 2016

This report and plan for the next year was presented to the NPC on March 5 and adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official translation from Xinhua.

Li Keqiang, Report on the Work of the Government, March 5, 2016

March 18, 2016

Premier Li Keqiang presented this report to the National People’s Congress on March 5. It was adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official bilingual document from Xinhua.

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