U.S. Sees China Political Insecurity Driving Rights Abuses

  • Annual report cites marked increase in repression and coercion
  • Countries step up criticism of rights record under Xi Jinping

The U.S. blames Chinese political insecurity for what it says was a marked increase in repression and coercion in the country last year, including mass round-ups of rights lawyers and the detention of five Hong Kong booksellers.

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