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PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation, May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Statement issued by Michael Pompeo, the United States Secretary of State.

Video: What's At Stake In Xinjiang

May 11, 2020

A symposium featuring a distinguished panel of specialists to discuss Uyghur beliefs and Chinese government policies in the region. 

Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink

February 6, 2020

Jeffrey Wasserstrom draws on his many visits to Hong Kong and knowledge of the history of repression and resistance to help readers understand the deep roots and the broad significance of the events unfolding day by day in the city.

Journalistic Bias In Hong Kong Protest Reporting: Q&A With Stanley Rosen

December 5, 2019

US-China Today spoke with Rosen, an expert in Chinese politics and media, about how the differences in media coverage between Chinese and international media outlets impact the Hong Kong protests, and how such entrenched biases came into being.

Video: Panelists Discuss the Movement in Hong Kong

September 25, 2019

Panelists examined the issues driving the protests in Hong Kong, the social composition and motivations of the protesters and counter-protesters, and how the various sides are using media to reach local, mainland and international audiences.

 

PRC State Council, Seeking Happiness for People – 70 Years of Progress on Human Rights in China, September 2019

September 23, 2019

This government white paper was published in advance of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Congressional Research Service, Hong Kong’s Proposed Extradition Law Amendments, August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019

This non-partisan Congressional Research Service backgrounder was written by Michael F. Martin. The report notes that the key amendment is to establish procedures for extradition to mainland China, to Macau and to Taiwan. The changes also reduce the number of crimes for which extradition is possible and requires that the possible sentence be for at least three years.

One Child Nation Screening

August 2, 2019

From award-winning documentarian Nanfu Wang, One Child Nation explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another - from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions.

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.

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Events

June 4, 2020 - 5:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a discussion with Hong Kong based author and photographer Antony Dapiran for a look at his new book on the city's protests and what they mean for the future of Hong Kong and China.

June 11, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for an online discussion with Professor Margaret Lewis on how the US government's use of criminal prosecutions to address a broad "China" threat is at tension with the criminal justice system.