Webinar - Understanding the Chinese Communist Party: Lessons for the Free World
With the spread of Covid-19 and the dissolution of Hong Kong as a free society, and continuous human rights violations, there are rising concerns about the intentions of the Chinese government. Their increasingly antagonistic approach challenges the values that underpin democracy and undermines the international rules-based order.
For three decades, Western governments have pursued a policy of strategic engagement with China, in the hope that by trading and engaging closely with China, it would open up and move towards democracy over time. If anything, however, China has become more openly authoritarian.
Whether the Chinese government presents themselves as a ‘peaceful riser’ or a ‘wolf warrior’, a ‘gradualist’ or an ‘expansionist’, the fundamental nature of the Chinese Communist Party, and its intention to achieve dominance in the world, has been constant over time. Failure to understand this and misreading their actions will inevitably lead to potentially devastating consequences.
What is the true nature of the CCP and how does it operate? Should UK policy towards China change to safeguard the UK’s values and interests? Significant events like the state-sponsored persecution of millions of Falun Gong adherents and the clampdown on democracy in Hong Kong gives an important insight into the ethos of the CCP.
Mr David Matas CM
International human rights lawyer, author and researcher. Recipient of the Human Rights Prize of the International Society for Human Rights. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China.
Dr. Robert Spalding, B Gen, USAF (Ret’d)
A national security policy strategist globally recognised for his knowledge of Chinese economic competition and influence. Former Senior Director at the U.S. National Security Council, Author of Stealth War.
Mr Benedict Rogers
Member of the advisory group of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC). Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, Chair of Hong Kong Watch and East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide. He is a former Parliamentary candidate and author of six books.
Mr Elmer Yuen
CEO of Golden Bridge Technology Inc. A successful Hong Kong businessman and political commentator. He is now forsaking his interests and relationships in mainland China and is one of the very few businessmen to openly condemn the National Security Law and campaign for Hong Kong’s freedom and democracy.
Webinar Q and A
With pressure mounting from the CCP virus pandemic, Hong Kong protests, and the trade war with the United States, the West is starting to get a glimpse of the true face of China beyond the facade of a modern, high-tech, business-oriented, friend of the West—and we should be worried, according to four leading China experts. Read more on theepochtimes.com