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UN Assessment of Human Rights in Xinjiang, August 31, 2022

August 31, 2022

The United Nations Human Rights Office issued its report on human rights conditions in Xinjiang. The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights visited China in May 2022. The UN concluded that China's detention system of Uyghurs and others was fundamentally unjust and that allegations of abuses against detainees were credible. China issued a lengthy response to the report, arguing that the government's actions protected social stability and that human rights for all in Xinjiang had improved. Both reports are available here.

China's response to UN report on human rights in Xinjiang, August 31, 2022

August 31, 2022

The PRC government opposed release of the UN assessment of human rights in China. The UN concluded that China's detention system of Uyghurs and others was fundamentally unjust and that allegations of abuses against detainees were credible. China's extensive response to the report argues that the government's actions protected social stability and that human rights for all in Xinjiang had improved. Both reports are available here.

U.S. State Department, China and Human Trafficking, July 19, 2022

July 19, 2022

The U.S. State Department issues an annual report on human trafficking across the world, including in the U.S. In addition to the usual section on China, which in recent years has highlighted the detention of Uyghurs and others, the 2022 report included a special section on trafficking associated with China's Belt and Road Initiative.

PRC Foreign Ministry, Reality Check - Falsehoods in U.S. Perceptions of China, June 19, 2022

June 19, 2022

The Foreign Ministry of the People's Republic of China released this statement on June 19, 2022 to rebut a speech made by the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Antony J. Blinken, The (Biden) Administration's Approach to the People's Republic of China, May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken gave this policy address at George Washington University on May 26, 2022. The event was hosted by the Asia Society.

2022 Assignment: China Updates

Newly appointed Ambassador Chito Romana in Tiananmen Square.
April 20, 2022

Many are familiar with the institute's 12-part Assignmen

Anti-Asian Hate Still Rising

February 10, 2022

Hate crimes increased in 2021.

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.

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