US State Department Releases 2004 Human Rights Report on China

March 1, 2005

The Department of State released its annual Human Rights Report on February 28. The report contains a comprehensive 70-page section on China that includes an analysis of human rights conditions in Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau. While noting significant legal reforms and relaxed controls over migration in China, the report concludes that China’s human rights record remains poor and that the Chinese government continued to commit numerous and serious abuses of the right to free expression, due process, labor rights, freedom of assembly and religion, minority rights, and other internationally recognized human rights in 2004.