Event Announcement: CPC100: Nothing to Celebrate, A Century of Oppression

Event Announcement – For Immediate Release
28 June 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

July 2021 marks the 100th year anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As Beijing prepares for festivities to celebrate this event, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kongers, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese and Chinese people come together to commemorate a century of oppression. 

The Chinese government has pointed to its economic growth as vindication for the CCP’s legacy over the past century, but the rights and freedoms for people living under this regime have significantly deteriorated. 

“Whilst Beijing celebrates this month, our communities will be mourning the gradual loss of our fundamental rights over the past century. We have nothing to celebrate during an ongoing genocide, so we will continue to speak up against this authoritarian regime,’’ said WUC President, Dolkun Isa. “The CCP is the world’s most fearsome criminal organization supported by the state. It is responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people in the last 100 years. CCP’s crimes must be held accountable by the international justice system”. 

The crackdown on freedoms and human rights in China requires a strong and principled response from the international community, which must hold the Chinese government accountable for its actions. Human rights issues should become a top priority for world governments in their relations with China and must be systematically raised at the highest political level.

Over the past 100 years much has changed in China, but for Uyghurs, Tibetans, Southern Mongolians and others, nothing has changed for the better. Through systematic discrimination, attacks on their language, culture, and religion, and violent crackdowns on attempts to speak out against such abuses, the CCP has continuosly attempted to erode the ethnic identities of these peoples. If the world does not immediately respond and call for equitable treatment, the outlook for the next century will be similarly bleak.

To highlight this dire situation for Uyghurs and others on the CCP’s centenary the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is organizing a two-panel webinar (01 July, 16:00 – 18:00). The first panel will convene leaders from the Uyghur, Tibetan, Hong Konger, Taiwanese and human rights activists; the second brings together policy makers to discuss policy responses to China’s human rights violations at home and its repressive influence abroad.

To register, follow the link below.

Panel 1
Registration link for participants:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcuqsrj4sGdwzwD2h0wbKFzT9Y54ihMtO

Panel 2
Registration link for participants:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsf-CrpzMjG9N-DsAIHlKSh6k6iRyXspO6