Senator Marco Rubio, Chairman and Representative Chris Smith, Cochairman
Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC)
invite you to a
STAFF LUNCH BRIEFING ON THE
2018 Annual Report
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 203-02
Pizza will be served
RSVP Required by October 29 @ 12pm
CECC’s expert staff will discuss the findings and recommendations of the 2018 Annual Report at a lunch briefing for Congressional staff. The bipartisan CECC monitors and reports on human rights conditions and rule of law developments in China.
Among the major trends highlighted by the 2018 Annual Report are the unprecedented repression of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR); a dramatic increase in Communist Party Control over government, society, religion, and business; and the increasing use of technology and surveillance as a tool of repression. The Report also highlights the elevated role of the United Front Work Department, a Party institution used to influence and neutralize possible challenges to its ideological and policy agenda, and the impact this has had on religious freedom and ethnic minority communities. The full report can be accessed on the CECC’s website.
The Annual Report covers 18 areas of interest to U.S. policymakers, with detailed chapters on developments in Xinjiang, freedom of religion, freedom of expression and the Internet, worker rights, criminal justice, Tibet, commercial rule of law, population control, human trafficking, North Korean refugees in China, the status of women, public health, the environment, civil society, democratic governance, access to justice, Hong Kong and Macau and a Special Topic section on forced evictions in Beijing.
To RSVP or for further information, please contact Judy Wright, the CECC’s Director of Administration at Judy.Wright@mail.house.gov or (202) 226-3767.
For more information about the CECC, please visit our Web site at www.cecc.gov or follow us on Twitter @CECCgov.