Queen’s has ties to companies involved in human rights abuses. We should all care.

Iain Sherriff-Scott
January 10, 2020

Queen’s should cut its financial and research ties to companies involved in the ongoing human rights crisis in Western China, where an estimated 1.5 million Uyghur Muslims and other minorities are being arbitrarily detained in re-education camps.

Currently, Queen’s invests in controversial tech companies iFlyTek and Hikvision—which were blacklisted by the United States in October for their involvement in the detention and surveillance of minority Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region of China.

According to a US Commerce Department filing, the companies have been “implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups.”

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