Reports & Briefings

Citizen Power Institute


Jiang Zemin’s Responsibilities on the Final Decision of the Three Gorges Project

The author of the Monograph is Dr. Wang Weiluo, a research fellow of Citizen Power Institute and an expert on Three Gorges Project. The monograph is published by Citizen Press, a branch of CPIFC.

On January 17, 1992, Li Peng presided over the executive meeting of the State Council in which the Three Gorges Project was approved; on February 21 and 22, 1992, Jiang Zemin presided over the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee in which the Three Gorges Project was approved… [Read full English Abstract]

Report on Rare Earths in China

Rare earth elements are crucial to the modern society for producing electronic devices. China was once the dominant country in the rare earth market by controlling more than 90% of the world’s rare earth production. However, the report by Wang Weiluo offers his insight on the history and reason behind the downfall of China’s rare earth status on the international stage, and how its strategy might fail to win the trade war against the U.S.

Cotton: The Fabric Full of Lies: 

A report on forced and prison labor in Xinjiang, China, and the nexus to global supply chains

China has created a “cotton gulag” in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Xinjiang produces 84 percent of China’s cotton output, and is a primary supplier and exporter of cotton/textile/apparel products. Xinjiang is also home to a large percentage of China’s prison population and these inmates serve as a key labor force in every link of China’s cotton value chain, from cotton field reclamation to planting, harvesting, processing, and garment production.
Direct evidence from data published by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Chinese companies, and witness testimonies shows that prisons in the region are forcing inmates to work in prison cotton farms, processing plants, and textile/garment factories. This prison-based economy is designed to meet two CCP goals: earn money for the State and “politically stabilize” Xinjiang. To conceal this practice, prison and labor camp authorities in Xinjiang have deleted online information regarding these prison companies and factories, changed the names of prison factories, and created layers of complex company ownership structures in order to disguise prison factories and farms as schools and trading companies.

Dangerous Conditions and Salvation of Chinese Private Enterprises in Xi Jinping Era

The report on Dangerous Conditions and Salvation of Chinese Private Enterprises in Xi Jinping Era provides a comprehensive view on today’s Private Enterprises inside China. The report is written in Chinese.

Chinese Title: 习近平时代民营企业面临的险境和出路


The State of Trafficking & Slavery of Women under the Rule of CCP

On January 27, 2022, a man named “Brother Xuzhou Yixiu” posted a video shot at Mr. Dong’s residence on the video-sharing platform TikTok (known in China as Douyin). In the footage, Dong can be seen dressing and feeding the children while his wife is shackled to an iron chain around her neck, wearing tattered clothes and shivering in near-freezing temperatures in a dilapidated hut. Several of her teeth were missing, and the food in front of her looked like dog food. The video was posted and shared online and quickly went viral. This is how the case of the “Chained Woman” of Feng County came to be so well known… [Continue Reading]

Behind Bamboo Curtains: Sinicization of Tibet

Feb 16, 2021

On August 2020, the 7th Central Symposium on Tibet Work was held in Beijing. China under Xi Jinping has strengthened its grip over Tibet by various measures to deepen its tentacles into the Tibetan fabric, its culture and society. In the meeting held on August 28-29, 2020 Chinese President Xi Jinping called for efforts to build a “new modern socialist Tibet”. President Xi also underlined the need to fully implement the Communist Party of China’s (CCP’s) policies… [Continue Reading]

Alarmed over Chinese espionage, Japan boosts screening of land, defense and economic deals

Jan 30, 2021

The reports of spying and surveillance by Chinese companies in Europe, North America and Africa purportedly on the direction of Beijing have made Japan concerned about its safety. Japan has begun screening of land purchase near the county’s security installations and stopped purchasing Chinese defense equipment including drones. There are justifiable fears that Chinese-built infrastructure and [Continue Reading]

China’s Expanding Espionage in Europe: Time To Act

Nov 30, 2020

The Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC), Brussels on October 05, 2020 pointed out the strategic and intelligence related challenges posed by China to the European Union [1]. In the ongoing pandemic, China not only allowed a regional outbreak of COVID-19 but [Continue Reading]

China Faces Further Economic Downturn

Oct 05, 2020

Chinese year of the rat does not seem to bode well for Xi-Jinping regime. With China recording the lowest GDP growth in 2019, in 30 years, at 6.1%, 2020 has only been worse due to the pandemic… [Continue Reading]

Is the “Chinese Nation” concept a means of persecuting minorities?

Oct 01, 2020

Ethnic Mongolians, including students and parents, in China’s Inner Mongolia region have been in recent weeks venting their anger in rare public protests against a new bilingual education policy introduced by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that they say is endangering the Mongolian language. [Continue Reading]

China captures tourism market in South Asia

Sep 25, 2020

Chinese tourists are one of the most widely travelled groups in the world and China has taken initiatives to promote tourism like granting ‘Approved Destination Status’ (ADS) to friendly nations, promotion of ‘Red Tourism’, ‘World Tourism Alliance’ etc. Besides, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Belt & Road Initiative(BRI) are also platforms for the promotion of tourism. While South East Asia, Europe and US have been… [Continue Reading]

Sino-Pak Organ Trade Thrives Under CPEC Umbrella

Sep 25, 2020

A poverty-stricken Pakistani is unlikely to be a globe-trotter, but his heart, liver or kidney can travel across the world when ‘donated’. What is called “transplant tourism” in the World Health Organization (WHO) parlance receives global wings thanks to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). [Continue Reading]

Food for thought: China faces an unprecedented food shortage

Sep 10, 2020

China that embarked on the mission of becoming the superpower by showing its economic and military might to the world might have now been brought to its knees over shortage of food, which is set to snowball into a major crisis for the communist nation. Reduction in overall domestic food production due to a sequence of natural and man-made disasters, as well as slash in imports mostly aggravated due to deteriorating diplomatic relations has rendered Beijing to hit panic button. [Continue Reading]

Communication Between Young People in Hong Kong and Mainland

Aug 13, 2019

Amid escalating protests in Hong Kong and as Beijing fans the mainland Chinese nationalist sentiment against the Hong Kong democracy movement, a young Hong Kong protester has written and published an open letter to mainland compatriots. The writer is seeking to engage in a heart-to-heart communication with them, the people who might have been misled by Beijing propaganda about Hong Kong or might have not at all been aware of what is going on in Hong Kong due to Beijing’s control of information. The letter has gone viral online in the past a few days. Today, a young mainlander responded with a letter which is also widely circulated… [Continue Reading]

Beijing Twitter User’s Letter Regarding CCP's Control

Dec 30, 2018

Beijing Twitter User’s Letter on the Chinese Government’s Move to Force China’s Twitter Users to delete their accounts and tweets and hand over their passwords… [Continue Reading]

Concerns of Some CCP Members, sent to CPIFC

Dec 30, 2018

This open letter by A Group of CCP Members does not represent the views of CPIFC. But we believe it meaningful to provide a platform for dissent voices even from within the CCP, especially at the time when even high ranking CCP officials dare not to say anything differing from Xi Jinping’s views. In March of this year, as a response to Xi Jinping’s move to make himself president for life, this same group of CCP members entrusted CPIFC to publish their “Plan for China’s Peaceful Transition to Democracy” [Continue Reading]

A tightening grip: The rise of authoritarianism and the erosion of freedom in Hong Kong

Nov 5, 2018

This is the summary of Benedict Rogers’ Nov. 1 talk at Citizen Power Forum run by Citizen Power Initiatives for China. [Continue Reading]

The Chinese Communist Party’s Control of Colleges and Universities

Oct 20, 2018

Since 2013, cameras had been installed gradually in each classroom of my university, and even five or six cameras in larger classrooms. We were told that the cameras would be mainly used for exam invigilation to release the burden of teachers. We hadn’t had time to jump for joy before we found that the invigilator task has not been reduced at all. Instead, there was a bad news from the Academic Affairs Office… [Continue Reading]

People are Breaking the Laws, Government Officials are Committing Crimes, Where’s the Exit?

Oct 20, 2018

On July 25, 2018, a 77,000-square meter senior nursing homes in the small town of Dawu Kangyang, were confiscated by the Xushui District Land Bureau. The account is that the buildings were built without approval, an illegal occupation of land. We were not only given a deadline to remove the buildings and had of hundreds of millions of yuan’s worth of property confiscated, we also had to accept high fines. [Continue Reading]