human rights

2006 US State Department Report on Human Rights in Taiwan, March 6, 2007

March 6, 2007

This report describes the human rights practices by the Taiwanese government. Problems exist in the following areas: corruption by officials, violence and discrimination against women, trafficking in persons, and abuses of foreign workers.

China's Human Rights Record and Falun Gong, 2005

September 21, 2005

Gretchen Birkle, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Testimony Before the House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations

Chinese Government White Paper on “China’s Progress in Human Rights in 2004,” 2005

April 1, 2005

In 2004, China adhered to the scientific view of development by putting people first, and made every effort to build a harmonious society. Further improvements were made in people's living standards, and China's human rights conditions were continuously improved and developed in all fields.

Chinese Government White Paper on “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2001,” 2002

March 11, 2002

This Chinese government paper covers details areas where the U.S. has violated human rights upon its own people and other nations. It also points out that racial discrimination is the most serious human rights problem.

H.Con.Res. 73 – China/Olympics, 2001

April 4, 2001

Expressing the Sense of Congress that the 2008 Olympic Games should not be held in Beijing unless the Government of the People’s Republic of China releases all political prisoners, ratifies the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and observes internationally recognized human rights.

A Declaration on Human Rights by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan 1977

August 16, 1977

August 16, 1977 declaration on human rights from Taiwan's Presbyterian Church

Abolish Slavery in My Smartphone: Rethinking Foxconn, Capitalism, and Digital Labor

Duke University's Asian/Pacific Studies Institute presents a talk by Jack Qiu, Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

China and International Law: Human Rights, Sovereignty, and Maritime Disputes

The NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute presents various panels on the Rule of Law in China; specifically human rights, sovereignty and maritime disputes.



September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm

Join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a conversation with U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers.

October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.