BBC Chinese recently reported that the U.S. released its 2014 World Human Rights Report right after the completion of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. The Dialogue was a routine face-to-face conference among high-ranking government officials from the two nations. The newly released report criticized China for its human rights record, pointing out that China has continued to suppress political activists. The Chinese government denied all the charges. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski also mentioned that China has introduced draft laws to constrain NGOs in China. He expressed his concern that such a laws may have a significant impact on commercial, cultural, and educational exchanges between China and the United States as well as on human rights conditions and on the rule of law in China. The U.S. did mention this concern to China in the Dialogue.
Source: BBC Chinese, June 25, 2015