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TIME: 11:30 – 12:30, Thursday 24th March 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London,
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Initiative and Visiting Fellow, Henry Jackson Society
Bob (Xigiu) Fu
Founder and President of China Aid
Chinese-Canadian actress, model and Human Rights advocate
To attend please RSVP to: email@example.com
As we approach the anniversary of the beginning of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests next month, we remember the thousands of unarmed and peaceful pro-democracy protestors who were massacred at the order of the Chinese government, and question what has changed in that nation’s approach to human rights twenty-seven years later?
To explore this question further, The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to an event with panellists Ellen Bork, Bob (Xiqiu) Fu and Anastasia Lin, brought together by their own individual insights and shared distress at China’s unwillingness to commit to furthering human rights. The panel will explore the idea of a significant demise of human rights under the Xi Administration, and Western policies that can hold the country accountable for abuses of basic freedoms. While the West has largely ignored China’s anti-democratic system of governance in pursuit of economic opportunity in recent times, perhaps China’s more recent lacklustre economic performance will encourage supporters of freedom to take a harder stance against the country’s abuse of human rights.
To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org – RSVPs must include your full name and any affiliations including for any guests you wish to bring. We will send a confirmation that will be required to attend the event.
Ellen Bork is a human rights activist and is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Initiative. Ellen writes about democracy and human rights and has been published in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.
Bob (Xiqiu) Fu is one of the leading voices in the world for persecuted faith communities in China. Born and raised in mainland China, he was a student leader during the Tiananmen Square demonstrating for freedom and democracy in 1989. Bob is Founder and President of China Aid.
Anastasia Lin is a Toronto-based actress. She won the Miss World Canada title in 2015. Along with her acting and participation in pageants, she is known for her public position against human rights abuses in China. Anastasia was invited to testify before U.S. Congress, and Taiwan Legislative Yuan, addressing the topic of Religious freedom in China.