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Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, Joint Press Conference, September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi of the People's Republic of China in Joint Press Conference

Rose Garden 12:22 P.M. EDT

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Recent incidents of interference in reporting, September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

This report was compiled by the FCCC through contributions by member journalists. The report includes several instances stemming from efforts to report on the warehouse explosion in Tianjin.

PRC State Council, Human Rights Record of the United States in 2014, June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015

To counter the annual report on human rights in China prepared by the U.S. government, the People's Republic of China State Council Information Office prepares an annual report on human rights in the United States. The USC U.S.-China Institute collects both reports and makes them available here. Below is the text of the PRC report on the U.S. released on June 26, 2015 as well as links to the U.S. government report and to earlier reports.

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Annual Working Conditions Survey, April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015

The Beijing-based FCCC surveys its members on the issues they confront in reporting in China.

U.S. Department of State, 2014 Human Rights in China

January 1, 2015

This report is produced annually by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

John Kerry, Fifth Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo's Conviction, December 24, 2014

December 24, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry issued this statement. Liu was convicted in 2009, but his detention began on Dec. 8, 2008. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, though could not attend the ceremony.

Senate Hearing, Evaluating the Impact of the ‘Umbrella Movement,’ December 3, 2014

December 3, 2014

Daniel R. Russel is U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Richard C. Bush is Director of the Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. Sophie Richardson is China Director for Human Rights Watch. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin chaired the session.

U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China, "Annual Report 2014," October 9, 2014

October 9, 2014

The Congressional-Executive Commission offers its annual report on human rights in China and current affairs in regards to rule of law.

Chairman Brown and Cochairman Smith Statement on 2014 Annual Report, October 9, 2014

October 9, 2014

Chairs of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China announce bipartisan Hong Kong legislation & in letter to President and Congressional leaders, identify an action agenda for the next year.

Sec. John Kerry, “On the Conviction and Sentencing of Ilham Tohti,” September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement following the sentencing of Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur economist who taught in Beijing.



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.