The US and Chinese Human Rights Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

The US and Chinese Human Rights
A persuasive essay that the United States should apply greater pressure on China to improve its human rights practices.
# 108246 | 823 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 28, 2008 in International Relations (U.S.) , Asian Studies (General)

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The paper asserts that the United States only refuses to impose strict economic sanctions on China because economic interests prevail over democratic principles. The paper relates that the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre forced the then President Bush to impose economic sanctions on China, but these sanctions were later reduced and have little impact anymore. The paper argues that despite the economic interests involved, the US must still assure that the Chinese government change its policy and improve its human rights practices.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)", Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2005, released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006, available at;
  • Christensen, Nick, A Standoff Between Giants: America's Policies Towards the Human Rights Record of China, December 9, 1998, available at;
  • Kourous, George and Tom Barry, "U.S. China Policy: Trade, Aid, and Human Rights", Foreign Policy in Focus, Vol. 1, No. 5, November 1996.

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