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LIBG forum on China and the plight of the Uighurs: uncovering China's oppression in Xinjiang

April 2, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

Speaker: Professor Paul Reynolds, LIBG executive. Others to be announced.

The meeting will discuss:

* The extent and strength of evidence for the suppression of the Islamic faith in Xinjiang, and for the mass internment camps, against a background of Chinese communist party claims to full freedom of religious belief - plus the use of its international economic leverage and appeals to 'solidarity against terrorism', to diminish international concerns
* The motives of the Chinese state under Xi Jinping, especially the relationship of Xinjiang to the Belt and Road Initiative, and the role of Xinjiang in the communist party's 'legitimising' historial narratives
* The range of views in the Uyghur communities in and outside Xinjiang on the paths away from the oppression, and the long term future for Xinjiang Province
* The extent of realistic measures that can be taken by the international community to stop the oppression and unwarranted incarceration, including inter alia action under international and domestic laws, sanctions on individuals, appeals to UN system bodies, investment bans/trade conditions, direct pressure on the State Council and Politburo Standing Committee in Beijing, and steps to overcome the barriers for further verifiable data & evidence collection and media dissemination