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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).

US-China governments, Virtual Summit between Xi Jinping and Joseph Biden, Nov. 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

U.S. White House, Readout on the Virtual Summit

Looking at Protesting in China

July 22, 2021

Protest and resistance in China continues. We look at causes and consequences.

Video: Teresa Wright Looks at Protest and Resistance in China

July 22, 2021

Professor Teresa Wright looks at how, when, and why Chinese individuals and groups have engaged in protests and how the targets of their complaints have responded; thus shedding light on the stability of China’s existing political system and its likely future trajectory.

Chairs Issue Statement about Forced Labor in Apple’s Supply Chain in Xinjiang

June 8, 2021

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China urged Apple CEO Tim Cook to ensure that Apple’s supply chains are free of forced labor.

Statement by the Chairs on the 32nd Anniversary of the Violent Suppression of the Tiananmen Square Protests

June 4, 2021

The. Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) issued the following statement commemorating the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests and their violent suppression.

CECC Chairs Urge NBA Players to End Endorsement Deals with Chinese Forced Labor

June 1, 2021

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China released a letter sent to National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) concerning the contracts between NBA players and Chinese sportswear companies that use cotton produced in the Xinjiang, China.

Corporate Social Responsibility in China

April 8, 2021

H&M's statements about forced labor in Xinjiang have angered both Chinese and human rights groups.

Jennifer Pan on China's Welfare Program for the Urban Poor

January 28, 2021

Jennifer Pan examines how China's major social assistance program, Dibao, has been used to quell dissent.

Joshua Goldstein on Recycling in Beijing

January 21, 2021

Joshua Goldstein talked about his new book looking at the history of the recycling industry in China.

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