Official Reports

More information about China is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed below:

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974. Click here for the 2020 China-specific report in: English, for the 2020 Hong Kong-specific report in: English, for the 2020 Macau-specific report in English, and for the 2020 Tibet-specific report in: English.

Country Reports on Terrorism

The report covers developments in countries in which acts of terrorism occurred, countries that are state sponsors of terrorism, and countries determined by the Secretary to be of particular interest in the global war on terror. As provided in the legislation, the report reviews major developments in bilateral and multilateral counterterrorism cooperation as well. Click here for the 2019 China-specific report in: English.

International Religious Freedom Report

The Annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom describes the status of religious freedom in each foreign country, and government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. Click here for the 2019 China-specific report in: English and Chinese.

Trafficking In Persons Report

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. Click here for the 2021 China-specific report.

Human Trafficking in the Seafood Supply Chain

The Report lists 29 countries that are most at risk for human trafficking in the seafood sector –documenting the quantity and value of seafood imports from each listed country, and discusses seafood traceability programs in each listed country. The Report also discusses current U.S. government efforts to combat human trafficking in the seafood industry, including enforcement mechanisms and provides ten recommendations for legislative and administrative action to combat human trafficking in this sector. Click here for the full 2020 Report in: English (PDF) and PRC-specific portion in Chinese.

Hong Kong Policy Act Report

Each year, the Department of State submits to Congress the Hong Kong Policy Act report and accompanying certification.  Click here for the 2021 Hong Kong Policy Act Report in English.