3 mn read I write to you on Human Rights Day this open letter with regard to the upcoming Winter Games to be held in Beijing (“Beijing 2022”). As you are aware, there have been a lot of concerns over the human rights record of the Chinese Communist Party (“CCP”), China’s ruling dictatorship. Some of the human rights abuses were examined by the Uyghur Tribunal recently, a non-binding people’s tribunal examining a large body of evidence of abuse against Uyghur Muslims by the CCP. The Tribunal yesterday, headed by Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC, considered that there was evidence, beyond reasonable doubt, that the CCP was committing crimes against humanity, and conducting a genocide, against Uyghur Muslims.
7 mn read During Beijing 2008, there was a small protest at a hotel in Beijing and in Tiananmen Square. Among the protester was a Westerner who eluded the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and police and brought the human rights situation in China to the attention of the Western media in Beijing. Who was he? Thirteen years later, Eat News found this man in Los Angeles.