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China’s Sharp Power: Beijing’s Growing Repression in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Around the World

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Tuesday, July 28 at 4:00pm

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On June 30, 2020, Chinese authorities imposed a wide-ranging security law for Hong Kong, ostensibly curtailing the city’s autonomous status and pro-democracy movement. Beijing’s repression of the Uighur ethnic minority in Xinjiang proceeds unabated. Meanwhile, tensions continue to rise with Taiwan, and Chinese and Indian troops have engaged in aggressive skirmishes at long-disputed locations along the Sino-Indian border. The Chinese government has also been accused by Nepal of encroaching on its territory, and Bhutan now fears a border dispute with Beijing over a wildlife sanctuary. Chinese authorities increasingly are projecting influence globally in ways that challenge democracy and human rights. Join us for a conversation exploring the Chinese government’s growing predilection for exertion of sharp power, and what this means for the global community.


Thomas A. Breslin, Professor, Politics and International Relations

Manuel A. Gómez, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Global Engagement  

Christopher Walker, Vice President for Studies and Analysis, National Endowment for Democracy


David J. Kramer, Director, European and Eurasian Studies Program and Senior Fellow, Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy  

This event is free and open to the public.

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