Wednesday, October 12, 2005
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China has just released its 2005 Annual Report. The CECC notes both forward and retrograde steps in human rights protection in China, and concludes that there has been no overall improvement in the past year.
A listserv of which I am a member has recently seen a lively discussion of the merits of US government bodies such as the CECC telling China what it must or should do with respect to human rights and other issues. Whatever one's views of the legitimacy of the CECC's project, however, the Commission has earned a good reputation for the capability of its staff and the quality of their reporting.