The Congressional-Executive Commission on China released a translation of the executive summary of its report on March 1, 2016. It stated that 2015 saw “the tightening of controls over the media, universities, civil society, and rights advocacy, and on members of ethnic minorities.”
Thus, 2015 became the worst year on record for human rights violations in China, according to a recent Congressional report.
As reported by Breitbart, the Commission said in the report that China’s population control policy, now known as the two-child policy, continued to employ methods such as forced abortion and sterilization despite widespread public outcries. Many provincial laws in China explicitly instruct officials to carry out abortions for illegal pregnancies, with no requirement for consent.
According to the Congressional report, “China is not moving toward a rule of law system, but is instead further entrenching a system where the Party utilizes statutes to strengthen and maintain its leading role and power over the country.”