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U.S. State Department, 2020 Hong Kong Autonomy Report, May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Congress requires the U.S. Secretary of State to report on the relative autonomy of Hong Kong and whether that autonomy warrants continued differential treatment by U.S. agencies. This report is issued by Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State.

Michael Pompeo, Statement on PRC National Security Law for Hong Kong, May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

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

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. 

Hope and fear

May 7, 2020

Why does Xinjiang matter? We delve into the demographics of Xinjiang. 

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.

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.

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