human rights

Euro-skepticism toward China increases

May 13, 2022

European views toward China are not uniform. Europeans recognize China's economic prowess and clearly favor continued ties, but majorities in much of Europe now have a negative view towards China.

Video: Michael Davis Looks at “One Country, Two Systems”

November 12, 2020

The USC U.S.-China Institute talks with author Michael Davis. His new book looks at Beijing's growing interference in the “one country, two systems” model China promised Hong Kong during the 1997 handover.

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, “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.

Talking Points: 2017 Passings and 2018 New Year Wishes, Dec. 30, 2017

December 30, 2017

Our end of the year Talking Points newsletter reports on U.S.-China notables who passed in 2017.

Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, Joint Press Conference, September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi of the People's Republic of China in Joint Press Conference

Rose Garden 12:22 P.M. EDT

Council on Foreign Relations, "CFR Backgrounders: Religion in China," June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015

The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "Religion in China", to explain the freedom and regulation of religion in China, Atheism and the Chinese Communist Party, Christian state-sanctioned and house churches, Islam and Uighurs in Xinjiang, Chinese Buddhism and Folk Religions, Tibetan Buddhism, Banned Religious Groups, and China's religious revival. The piece was written by Eleanor Albert.

U.S. Department of State, 2014 Human Rights in China

January 1, 2015

This report is produced annually by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Uzra Zeya, Press Conference following U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue, August 2, 2013

August 2, 2013

U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor met Li Junhua and other Chinese representatives in Kunming in southwestern China. The press conference, however, was in Beijing.