Chinese Language Event: The Chinese Government’s Seizure and Sale of Uyghur Property on Taobao

Chinese Asset Seizure Event Flyer_2021-11-24

December 3, 2021; 12:00–1:30 p.m. EST

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Join the Uyghur Human Rights Project for a discussion of the Chinese translation of our recent report Under the Gavel: Evidence of Uyghur-Owned Property Seized and Sold OnlineThe report reveals evidence of the Chinese government’s confiscation of property belonging to imprisoned Uyghur businesspeople, and its sale on the Alibaba Group’s e-commerce website Taobao.  The report analyses the Chinese government’s targeting of Uyghur businesspeople as members of the social elite, alongside intellectuals and religious leaders. The government perceives these groups as a threat to Party and state authority due to their status outside of official institutions and their role in maintaining Uyghur culture. 

Panelists:

Nyrola Elimä, supply chain analyst and researcher at the Helena Kennedy Centre’s Forced Labour Lab at Sheffield Hallam University. As a consultant, she provides research on Chinese corporate structures, supply chain mapping, and ESG risk assessment to scholars, investment firms, and international media organizations. 

Professor Xia Yeliang, former visiting fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, where his work focused on the institutional and policy reforms China must make to become a modern, free society. His research interests include economic history, institutional economics, and macro‐economic and other public policy. Prior to joining Cato, Xia was a professor in the Department of Economics at Peking University, where he had taught since 2000. He was dismissed from Peking University in October 2013 because of his outspoken criticism of China’s Communist Party and his advocacy of democracy and human rights.

Ms. Asiye Abdulahad, researcher at the Netherlands Uyghur Human Rights Foundation. She is responsible for collecting and researching evidence related to the Uyghur genocide and providing the information to the media, think tanks and research institutions.

Moderator:

Dr. Teng Biao, academic lawyer and human rights activist. He was formerly a lecturer at the China University of Political Science and Law and has been a visiting fellow at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, New York University, Hunter College, and Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights. His research focuses on constitutionalism, legal theory, democratic theory, criminal justice, human rights, social movements, and transitional justice in China.

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