China’s Crackdown: Assessing the Impact on Uyghurs and the Broader Region

February 8, 2019 - 9:30 am

1030 15th St. NW
Washington, DC

Welcome Remarks

Ambassador John Herbst

Director, Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council

Panel Discussion:

Ms. Jessica Batke

Senior Editor, ChinaFile

Center on US-China Relations

Ms. Louisa Greve

Director, External Affairs

Uyghur Human Rights Project

Ambassador John Herbst

Director, Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council

Mr. Nury Turkel

Chairman of the Board

Uyghur Human Rights Project

Moderated by:

Ms. Shannon Tiezzi


The Diplomat

China’s northwestern region, Xinjiang, has become witness to increasing surveillance, population control, and the largest mass incarceration of an ethnic minority in the world today. The indigenous Uyghur population, along with other primarily Muslim ethnic minorities, have been subjected to mass detention and restrictions on religious practice and culture. While Beijing continues to cite security concerns to justify their actions, the human rights situation remains on a downward trajectory.

At this event the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center will host a panel discussion, which will explore the crackdown in Xinjiang, and examine the impact on the Uyghur community and the broader region, particularly the neighboring Central Asian nations. 

We hope you can join us for this informative discussion.

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