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Virtual Event | The Olympics Boycott Series – Part 2: Beijing’s Coverup of Human Rights Abuses
Protesters hold up placards and banners as they attend a demonstration in Sydney on June 23, 2021 to call on the Australian government to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over China's human rights record. (Getty Images)
Protesters hold up placards and banners as they attend a demonstration in Sydney on June 23, 2021 to call on the Australian government to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over China's human rights record. (Getty Images)

Virtual Event | The Olympics Boycott Series – Part 2: Beijing’s Coverup of Human Rights Abuses

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The Winter Olympic Games in Beijing are taking place against the backdrop of an ongoing genocide of China’s Uyghur Muslim minority—prompting countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to announce diplomatic boycotts of the games. Hosting the Olympic Games is a golden propaganda opportunity for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which publicly presents a cheerful, confident façade while suppressing any hint that its ethnic Muslims and other human rights victims are suffering egregious repression at its hands.

To keep the focus on the CCP’s systematic human rights abuses, Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom is marking the games with a series of four deep-dive discussions on genocide and religious repression with noted China experts. The series addresses the CCP’s responsibility for religious genocide against Xinjiang’s ethnic Muslims and abuses against various other religious minorities, its deceptive tactics to cover these up, and successful strategies to document evidence of repression in China’s strictly-controlled political environment.

The CCP is engaged in a ruthless campaign to conceal its systematic human rights abuses. In the second installment of Hudson’s “Olympics Boycott Series,” Nina Shea, the director of Hudson’s Center for Religious Freedom, will examine the CCP cover up and how genocide and repression are being documented despite this with expert panelists Gordon Chang, Gulchehra Hoja, and Ethan Gutmann.

Speakers

Gordon G. Chang

Author, “The Coming Collapse of China and The Great U.S.-China Tech War”

Gulchehra A. Hoja

Journalist, Radio Free Asia, Recipient, Courage in Journalism Award, International Women’s Media Foundation

Ethan Gutmann

Senior Research Fellow, China Studies for the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Co-Founder, International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC)

Moderator

Nina Shea

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute

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